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eruption

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noun erup·tion \i-ˈrəp-shən\

Definition of eruption

  1. 1 a :  an act, process, or instance of erupting b :  the breaking out of a rash on the skin or mucous membrane

  2. 2 :  a product of erupting (as a skin rash)



Examples of eruption

  1. <a great eruption of glee as it suddenly dawned on her that she had won>

  2. <the eruption of the volcano Krakatoa was one of the most violent in global history>



1555

First Known Use of eruption

1555

Rhymes with eruption


ERUPTION Defined for Kids

eruption

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noun erup·tion \i-ˈrəp-shən\

Definition of eruption

  1. 1 :  an instance of a volcano exploding

  2. 2 :  the bursting out of material from a volcano

  3. 3 :  the sudden occurrence or appearance of something




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eruption

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noun erup·tion \i-ˈrəp-shən\

Medical Definition of eruption

  1. 1:  an act, process, or instance of erupting <the eruption of the tooth from the gum>; specifically :  the breaking out of an exanthem or enanthem on the skin or mucous membrane (as in measles)

  2. 2:  something produced by an act or process of erupting: asa:  the condition of the skin or mucous membrane caused by eruptingb:  one of the lesions (as a pustule) constituting this condition





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