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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Irruption  \Ir*rup"tion\,  n.  [L.  irruptio:  cf  F.  irruption.  See 
  {Irrupted}.] 
  1.  A  bursting  in  a  sudden,  violent  rushing  into  a  place  as 
  irruptions  of  the  sea. 
 
  Lest  evil  tidings,  with  too  rude  irruption  Hitting 
  thy  aged  ear,  should  pierce  too  deep.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  A  sudden  and  violent  inroad,  or  entrance  of  invaders;  as 
  the  irruptions  of  the  Goths  into  Italy.  --Addison. 
 
  Syn:  Invasion;  incursion;  inroad.  See  {Invasion}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  irruption 
  n  :  a  sudden  violent  entrance;  a  bursting  in  "the  recent 
  irruption  of  bad  manners" 




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