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
Its last major eruption was in 1881, but its geothermal activity remains high.
Which should make for a fascinating contrast with Murray's volcanic eruptions.
Castile was killed during an intense three-day eruption of violence last summer.
The contentious 2016 presidential campaign demonstrated an eruption of discontent and polarization.
But after its second run in the lake, one of those periodic eruptions doused it in acid water.
The rest, despite brief eruptions, proceeded at more or less the same intensity, as if created by the clank, whir and thud of machines in a factory.
On Saturday, Cain’s 3-for-4 performance came amidst a total offensive eruption.
Supervolcanic eruptions are thousands of times greater than normal ones, and very rare, occurring probably only once every few hundred thousand years.
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First Known Use of eruption
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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