eruption

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erup·tion

noun \i-ˈrəp-shən\

Definition of ERUPTION

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

First Known Use of ERUPTION

1555

Rhymes with ERUPTION

erup·tion

noun \i-ˈrəp-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ERUPTION

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

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