uprush

noun

up·​rush ˈəp-ˌrəsh How to pronounce uprush (audio)
1
: an upward rush (as of gas or liquid)
2
: a sudden increase
an uprush of energy
an uprush of emotion

Word History

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of uprush was in 1871

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Cite this Entry

“Uprush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uprush. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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