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  Definition of upheaval
  1. disturbance usually in protest
  2. (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
  3. a violent disturbance; "the convulsions of the stock market"
  4. a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally); "the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence"
Similar Words: agitation, excitement, turmoil, hullabaloo, uplift, upthrow, upthrust, convulsion, turbulence, Sturm und Drang

 

Hyponyms: agitation, ferment, fermentation, unrest, roller coaster, violence

 

Derivational Morphology: uplift, upheave

 

 
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