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Meaning of ERUPTION

Pronunciation:  i'rupshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the emergence of a tooth as it breaks through the gum
  2. [n]  a sudden very loud noise
  3. [n]  a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition); "the outbreak of hostilities"
  4. [n]  the sudden occurrence of a violent discharge of steam and volcanic material
  5. [n]  (of volcanos) pouring out fumes or lava (or a deposit so formed)
  6. [n]  symptom consisting of a breaking out and becoming visible

ERUPTION is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: bang, blast, blowup, clap, eructation, extravasation, loud noise, outbreak, volcanic eruption
 See Also: action, activeness, activity, discharge, efflorescence, egress, emergence, enanthem, enanthema, epidemic, exanthem, exanthema, happening, issue, natural event, noise, occurrence, rash, recrudescence, roseola, skin eruption, skin rash, symptom, water hammer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*rup"tion\, n. [L. eruptio, fr. erumpere, eruptum, to
break out; e out + rumpere, to break: cf. F. ['e]ruption. See
1. The act of breaking out or bursting forth; as:
   (a) A violent throwing out of flames, lava, etc., as from
       a volcano of a fissure in the earth's crust.
   (b) A sudden and overwhelming hostile movement of armed
       men from one country to another. --Milton.
   (c) A violent commotion.

             All Paris was quiet . . . to gather fresh
             strength for the next day's eruption. --W.

2. That which bursts forth.

3. A violent exclamation; ejaculation.

         He would . . . break out into bitter and passionate
         eruditions.                           --Sir H.

4. (Med.) The breaking out of pimples, or an efflorescence,
   as in measles, scarlatina, etc.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing an eruption in your dream means a forceful and jolting outpour of repressed thoughts or urges. You may also be experiencing an upheaval in your life.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: access, belch, blaze, blaze of temper, blowout, blowup, breaking out, burst, cascade, convulsion, cyclone, debouchment, diaper rash, discharge, disgorgement, dissiliency, drug rash, efflorescence, ejaculation, emission, eructation, explosion, expulsion, extravasation, fit, flare, flare-up, gale, gush, gust, heat rash, high words, hives, hurricane, irruption, jet, nettle rash, outbreak, outburst, outpour, papular rash, paroxysm, prickly heat, rapids, rash, rupia, rush, sally, scene, seizure, skin eruption, spasm, spate, spew, spout, spouting, spurt, squirt, storm, tempest, tornado, torrent, upheaval, urticaria, vaccine rash, volcan, whirlwind