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Definitions of eruption

  1. (of volcanos) pouring out fumes or lava (or a deposit so formed) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the emergence of a tooth as it breaks through the gum Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the sudden occurrence of a violent discharge of steam and volcanic material Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. That which bursts forth. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. A violent exclamation; ejaculation. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Act of bursting out or forth; that which bursts forth, as lava from a volcano; outbreak; violent commotion; a rash on the skin. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. A breaking or bursting forth: that which bursts forth: a breaking out of spots on the skin. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. A bursting out, as of a volcano. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. That which bursts forth, as lava from a volcano. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A breaking out, as in a rash. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The act of bursting forth from enclosure; a violent emission of anything, particularly of flames and lava from a volcano; a sudden or violent sally; a breaking out of humours; humours on the skin in pustules; an efflorescence on the skin, as in scarlatina. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. A bursting out from confinement; a violent throwing out of anything, as flames or lava from a volcano; a sudden and overwhelming hostile rush of armed men from one country into another; a breaking out of pustules or pocks on the skin, as in measles, small-pox, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for eruption

  1. It meant a niche in the gallery of " might have beens" instead of the high place in the Hall of Fame, where he really belonged, and where, had he but condescended to care, he could have flamed as a volcano in active eruption – Edgar Saltus: The Man by Marie Saltus
  2. The " Constant," true to its name, throws up a pretty little white fountain so often that it seems to prepare for a new eruption almost before the previous one has subsided. – The Lure of the Camera by Charles S. Olcott
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