Definition of eruption in English:

eruption

Line breaks: erup|tion
Pronunciation: /ɪˈrʌpʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

  • 1An act or instance of erupting: the eruption of Vesuvius
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    • Most of Mars' surface was shaped later by meteorite impacts, volcanic eruptions and erosion by dust and wind.
    • This record has been obscured on the Earth by billions of years of rain, wind, erosion, volcanic eruptions, mountain building, and plate tectonics.
    • Geochemical analyses of these clasts show that the eruption tapped two chemically distinct rhyolitic magmas.
    Synonyms
    discharge, venting, ejection, emission, explosion
  • 1.1A sudden outbreak of something, typically something unwelcome or noisy: a sudden eruption of street violence
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    • Many other instances of alleged inaccuracy, distortion and misrepresentation have remained on file and I may well have ignored them but for the sudden eruption of complaints in recent months.
    • A sudden eruption in the manager of common sense on tactical deployment, a rediscovery of cohesive drive among the players, and England could yet bid convincingly for glory in the summer.
    • The eruption of street violence also made clear to foreign investors that Indonesia was unsafe and that political interests remain on top of economic ones.
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  • 2A spot, rash, or other mark appearing suddenly on the skin: irritable skin eruptions
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    • A common cause of allergies, rashes, skin eruptions and more serious autoimmune problems is leaky gut syndrome.
    • Skin eruptions resembling eczema are reported regularly.
    • Logically, a blister is an abnormal eruption of the skin that eventually goes away.
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Origin

late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin eruptio(n-), from the verb erumpere (see erupt).

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