Definition of eruption
1a : an act, process, or instance of eruptingb : the breaking out of a rash on the skin or mucous membrane
2 : a product of erupting (such as a skin rash)
Examples of eruption in a Sentence
a great eruption of glee as it suddenly dawned on her that she had won
the eruption of the volcano Krakatoa was one of the most violent in global history
Recent Examples of eruption from the Web
Supervolcanic eruptions are thousands of times greater than normal ones, and very rare, occurring probably only once every few hundred thousand years.
The eighth-inning eruption came against LHP Boone Logan (one batter, one pitch, one hit, one run) and RHP Shawn Armstrong (IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 5 R).
In 2010 the eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland caused the cancellation of flights around Europe for six days.
As President Trump met with leaders of the world's leading economies here Friday within miles of an active volcano, the White House was working to ease a pair of diplomatic eruptions.
The circuit is organized by production companies like World of Dance (the show’s namesake, and one of its producers), which was founded in 2008 and fueled by the eruption of dance on the internet.
The eruption had been generating a small spatter cone to go with lava flows.
The latest eruption at Kilauea has increased the amount of vog on the big island of Hawai’i.
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ERUPTION Defined for Kids
Definition of eruption for Students
1 : an instance of a volcano exploding
2 : the bursting out of material from a volcano
3 : the sudden occurrence or appearance of something
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)
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