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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Erupt  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Erupt  \E*rupt"\,  v.  t.  [See  {Eruption}.] 
  To  cause  to  burst  forth;  to  eject;  as  to  erupt  lava. 
  --Huxley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  erupt 
  v  1:  start  abruptly;  "After  1989,  peace  broke  out  in  the  former 
  East  Bloc"  [syn:  {break  out}] 
  2:  erupt  or  intensify  suddenly;  "Unrest  erupted  in  the 
  country";  "Tempers  flared  at  the  meeting"  [syn:  {flare  up}, 
  {flare},  {break  open},  {burst  out}] 
  3:  start  to  burn;  "The  gasoline  erupted"  [syn:  {ignite},  {catch 
  fire},  {take  fire}] 
  4:  as  of  teeth,  for  example;  "The  tooth  erupted  and  had  to  be 
  extracted"  [syn:  {come  out},  {break  through},  {push 
  through}] 
  5:  become  active  and  spew  forth  lava  and  rocks;  of  volcanoes; 
  "Vesuvius  erupts  once  in  a  while"  [syn:  {belch}] 
  6:  become  suddenly  excited  or  angry;  "She  flares  up  easily" 
  [syn:  {flare},  {flare  up}] 
  7:  force  out  or  release  suddenly  and  often  violently  something 
  pent  up  "break  into  tears";  "erupt  in  anger"  [syn:  {break}, 
  {burst}] 
  8:  manifest  skin  eruptions;  "He  broke  out  in  hives";  "My  skin 
  breaks  out  when  I  eat  strawberries"  [syn:  {break  out}] 




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