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  Definition of eruption
  1. the emergence of a tooth as it breaks through the gum
  2. a sudden very loud noise
  3. a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition); "the outbreak of hostilities"
  4. the sudden occurrence of a violent discharge of steam and volcanic material
  5. (of volcanos) pouring out fumes or lava (or a deposit so formed)
  6. symptom consisting of a breaking out and becoming visible
Similar Words: bang, clap, blast, loud noise, outbreak, irruption, volcanic eruption, eructation, extravasation

 

Hyponyms: water hammer, epidemic, recrudescence, Plinian eruption, eczema vaccinatum, Kaposi's varicelliform eruption, enanthem, enanthema, exanthem, exanthema, skin eruption, rash, roseola, efflorescence, skin rash

 

Derivational Morphology: erupt, come out, break through, push through, blast, blare, clap, bang, irrupt, flare up, flare, break open, burst out, belch, extravasate, spew, spew out, eruct

 

 
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