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Meaning of ERUPT

Pronunciation:  i'rupt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  become active and spew forth lava and rocks; of volcanoes; "Vesuvius erupts once in a while"
  2. [v]  erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"
  3. [v]  become raw or open; as of skin eruptions; "He broke out in hives"; "My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries"; "Such boils tend to recrudesce"
  4. [v]  start abruptly; "After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc"
  5. [v]  appear on the skin; "A rash erupted on her arms after she had touched the exotic plant"
  6. [v]  as of teeth, for example; "The tooth erupted and had to be extracted"
  7. [v]  force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; "break into tears"; "erupt in anger"
  8. [v]  become suddenly excited or angry; "She flares up easily"
  9. [v]  start to burn or burst into flames; "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"
 

ERUPT is a 5 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: belch, break, break open, break out, burst, burst out, catch fire, combust, conflagrate, extravasate, flare, flare, flare up, flare up, ignite, recrudesce, take fire
 
 See Also: afflict, ail, appear, begin, burst, catch, change state, deepen, dehisce, explode, express emotion, express feelings, intensify, light up, pain, start, trouble, turn

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \E*rupt"\, v. t. [See {Eruption}.]
    To cause to burst forth; to eject; as, to erupt lava.
    --Huxley.
    
    
  2. \E*rupt"\, v. i. [See {Eruption}.]
    1. To eject something, esp. lava, water, etc., as a volcano
       or geyser.
    
    2. To burst forth; to break out, as ashes from a volcano,
       teeth through the gums, etc.
    
             When the amount and power of the steam is equal to
             the demand, it erupts with violence through the lava
             flood and gives us a small volcano.   --H. J. W.
                                                   Dam.
    
    
 
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