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eruption

sudden, violent outburst; ejection of molten rock or steam from a volcano or geyser
Not to be confused with:
irruption – a breaking or bursting in; a violent incursion or invasion
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e·rup·tion

 (ĭ-rŭp′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of erupting.
b. An instance of erupting.
2. A sudden, often violent outburst.
3.
a. An appearance of a rash or blemish on the skin.
b. Such a rash or blemish.
4. The emergence of a tooth through the gums.
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e•rup•tion

(ɪˈrʌp ʃən)

n.
1. an issuing forth suddenly and violently; outburst; outbreak.
2. the ejection of molten rock, steam, etc., as from a volcano or geyser.
3. something that is erupted or ejected, as molten rock.
4.
a. the breaking out of a rash or the like.
b. the rash itself.
5. the emergence of a growing tooth through the gum tissue.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eruption - the sudden occurrence of a violent discharge of steam and volcanic materialeruption - the sudden occurrence of a violent discharge of steam and volcanic material
discharge - the sudden giving off of energy
Plinian eruption - a volcanic eruption in which a stream of gas and ash is violently ejected to a height of several miles
2.eruption - symptom consisting of a breaking out and becoming visible
eczema vaccinatum, Kaposi's varicelliform eruption - a now rare complication of vaccinia superimposed on atopic dermatitis with high fever and generalized vesicles and papulovesicles
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
enanthem, enanthema - eruption on a mucous membrane (as the inside of the mouth) occurring as a symptom of a disease
exanthem, exanthema, skin eruption - eruption on the skin occurring as a symptom of a disease
rash, roseola, skin rash, efflorescence - any red eruption of the skin
3.eruption - (of volcanos) pouring out fumes or lava (or a deposit so formed)
volcano, vent - a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt
activeness, activity, action - the state of being active; "his sphere of activity"; "he is out of action"
4.eruption - a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition)eruption - a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition); "the outbreak of hostilities"
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
epidemic - a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time
recrudescence - a return of something after a period of abatement; "a recrudescence of racism"; "a recrudescence of the symptoms"
5.eruption - a sudden very loud noiseeruption - a sudden very loud noise    
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
water hammer - the banging sound of steam in pipes
6.eruption - the emergence of a tooth as it breaks through the gum
egress, emergence, issue - the becoming visible; "not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins"
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eruption

noun
1. explosion, discharge, outburst, venting, ejection the volcanic eruption of Tambora in 1815
2. flare-up, outbreak, sally the sudden eruption of violence on the streets of the city
3. (Medical) inflammation, outbreak, rash, flare-up an unpleasant eruption of boils
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eruption

noun
1. The act of emerging violently from limits or restraints:
2. A sudden violent expression, as of emotion:
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Translations
ثَوَران، تَفَجُّر
udbrud
gos
izbruh

eruption

[ɪˈrʌpʃən] N
1. [of volcano, spots] → erupción f
2. (fig) [of war, fighting, anger] → estallido m
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eruption

[ɪˈrʌpʃən] n
[volcano] → éruption f
(= outbreak) [anger, violence] → explosion f
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eruption

n (of volcano, anger, war, violence)Ausbruch m; (Med, of spots, rash) → Eruption f (spec), → Ausbruch m, → Auftreten nt; (= rash etc)Hautausschlag m, → Eruption f (spec)
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eruption

[ɪˈrʌpʃn] n (of volcano, spots) → eruzione f; (of anger, violence) → esplosione f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

erupt

(iˈrapt) verb
(of a volcano) to throw out lava etc. When did Mount Etna last erupt?; The demonstration started quietly but suddenly violence erupted.
eˈruption (-ʃən) noun
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e·rup·tion

n. erupción, brote; salpullido, lesión de la piel.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

eruption

n (dent, derm, etc.) erupción f; fixed drug — erupción fija medicamentosa, erupción fija por medicamentos or drogas; polymorphous light — erupción polimorfa lumínica
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As these were the only dogs, besides his brothers and sisters and the several eruptions of strange bush-dogs that Jerry knew, it did not enter his head otherwise than that this was the way of dogs, male and female, wedded and faithful.
The glasses discovered traces of stratification produced by successive eruptions, and the neighborhood was strewn with volcanic remains which still choked some of the craters.
MALAYAN ARCHIPELAGO--Lights unreliable owing eruptions. Lay from Cape Somerset to Singapore direct, keeping highest levels.
Our own experience has corroborated the lessons taught by the examples of other nations; that emergencies of this sort will sometimes arise in all societies, however constituted; that seditions and insurrections are, unhappily, maladies as inseparable from the body politic as tumors and eruptions from the natural body; that the idea of governing at all times by the simple force of law (which we have been told is the only admissible principle of republican government), has no place but in the reveries of those political doctors whose sagacity disdains the admonitions of experimental instruction.
San Carlos, Chiloe -- Osorno in eruption, contemporaneously with Aconcagua and Coseguina -- Ride to Cucao -- Impenetrable Forests -- Valdivia Indians -- Earthquake -- Concepcion -- Great Earthquake -- Rocks fissured -- Appearance of the former Towns -- The Sea Black and Boiling -- Direction of the Vibrations -- Stones twisted round -- Great Wave -- Permanent Elevation of the Land -- Area of Volcanic Phenomena -- The connection between the Elevatory and Eruptive Forces -- Cause of Earthquakes -- Slow Elevation of Mountain-chains
Playmore, I now reminded him that the eruption which had overwhelmed the town had preserved, for more than sixteen hundred years, such perishable things as the straw in which pottery had been packed; the paintings on house walls; the dresses worn by the inhabitants; and (most noticeable of all, in our case) a piece of ancient paper, still attached to the volcanic ashes which had fallen over it.
A savage, wandering somewhere beyond the limits of the horizon, might have believed that some new crater was forming in the bosom of Florida, although there was neither any eruption, nor typhoon, nor storm, nor struggle of the elements, nor any of those terrible phenomena which nature is capable of producing.
Now, unless the sandbank had been submitted to the intermittent eruption of a geyser, the Governor Higginson had to do neither more nor less than with an aquatic mammal, unknown till then, which threw up from its blow-holes columns of water mixed with air and vapour.
Now in 1812, to anyone living in close touch with these people it was apparent that these undercurrents were acting strongly and nearing an eruption.
And finally, like the eruption of a miniature volcano, Broken-Tooth would come flying out.
In the fulness of time there was an eruption of the merry-makers to the sidewalk.
She gathered up her baby once more; but when her eye fell upon its miserably short little gray tow-linen shirt and noted the contrast between its pauper shabbiness and her own volcanic eruption of infernal splendors, her mother-heart was touched, and she was ashamed.