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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eruption  \E*rup"tion\,  n.  [L.  eruptio,  fr  erumpere  eruptum  to 
  break  out  e  out  +  rumpere  to  break:  cf  F.  ['e]ruption.  See 
  {Rupture}.] 
  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. 
  Irving. 
 
  2.  That  which  bursts  forth. 
 
  3.  A  violent  exclamation;  ejaculation. 
 
  He  would  .  .  .  break  out  into  bitter  and  passionate 
  eruditions.  --Sir  H. 
  Wotton. 
 
  4.  (Med.)  The  breaking  out  of  pimples,  or  an  efflorescence, 
  as  in  measles,  scarlatina,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  eruption 
  n  1:  the  sudden  occurrence  of  a  violent  discharge  of  steam  and 
  volcanic  material  [syn:  {volcanic  eruption}] 
  2:  any  eruption  of  the  skin  [syn:  {rash},  {efflorescence},  {skin 
  eruption},  {skin  rash}] 
  3:  (of  volcanos)  pouring  out  fumes  or  lava  [syn:  {eructation}] 
  4:  a  sudden  very  loud  noise  [syn:  {bang},  {blowup},  {clap},  {blast}, 
  {loud  noise}] 
  5:  the  emergence  of  a  tooth  as  it  breaks  through  the  gum 




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