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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And this angry eruption is coming from the left, not the right, as in the USA.
The latest eruption is the volcano's third in two decades, but those who remember the 1994 blast that killed 60 people say this one is worse.
One comment appeared in nearly every letter: "The people here are realizing that this is only a skin eruption from the poison which has been poured into the national blood stream."
Even then, however, the eruption from the Icelandic volcano that caused the five days of aviation chaos was said to be strengthening and sending more ash toward Britain, which could make it unlikely that London airports would reopen Tuesday.
The so-called "Hoei crater" from the 1707 eruption is still visible today and from some angles distorts the view of Mount Fuji's symmetrical cone.
That volcanic eruption is said to have spewed more carbon particulates into the atmosphere than all of man's pollution since history was recorded.
The idea that these individuals were escaping an eruption is attractive, but very unlikely.
Second, that the later, final eruption is timed right to have slowed the recovery of many living things.
Considering the eruption of Mount Merapi volcano, the International Charitable Fund ‘Star of Hope’ which represents the union of esoterics of Ukraine would like to inform you that according to our predictions the critical point eruption is expecting on the period of 12-15 May, 2006.
He holds a scroll which proclaims the future day of redemption for Mexican Indians and the release of a "great force which will explode like a gigantic volcano in eruption" to produce "extraordinary art and culture."
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