n.1.The act or state of bursting forth; a bursting out.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Also, some nation-states were rotated or reversed in orientation to force them to look for key clues of elongations, proruptions, and other distinctive elements.
Distinctive shapes were readily noted, e.g., Italy, as were those nation-states with unique proruptions, e.g., Iceland.