from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process of erupting.
- n. An instance of erupting.
- n. A sudden, often violent outburst.
- n. An appearance of a rash or blemish on the skin.
- n. Such a rash or blemish.
- n. The emergence of a tooth through the gums.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a violent ejection, such as the spurting out of lava from a volcano
- n. a sudden release of pressure or tension
- n. an infection of the skin resulting in a rash or blemishing
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of breaking out or bursting forth
- n. A violent throwing out of flames, lava, etc., as from a volcano or a fissure in the earth's crust.
- n. A sudden and overwhelming hostile movement of armed men from one country to another.
- n. A violent commotion.
- n. That which bursts forth.
- n. A violent exclamation; ejaculation.
- n. The breaking out of pimples, or an efflorescence, as in measles, scarlatina, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bursting forth; a sudden breaking out, as from inclosure or confinement; a violent emission or outbreak: as, an eruption of flame and lava from a volcano; an eruption of military force; an eruption of ill temper.
- n. The act of forcibly expelling matter from inclosure or confinement.
- n. In pathology: A breaking out, as of a cutaneous disease.
- n. The exanthema accompanying a disease, as the rash of scarlet fever.
- n. Synonyms Outburst, outbreak.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the emergence of a tooth as it breaks through the gum
- n. symptom consisting of a breaking out and becoming visible
- n. a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition)
- n. the sudden occurrence of a violent discharge of steam and volcanic material
- n. (of volcanos) pouring out fumes or lava (or a deposit so formed)
- n. a sudden very loud noise
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