Synonyms and Antonyms of erupt
1 to violently throw out or off (something from within) the volcano erupted clouds of poisonous gas and tons of hot ash Synonyms belch, disgorge, eject, eruct, expel, jet, spew, spout, spurt Related Words gush, pour, squirt, stream, surge; emanate, exhale, issue, release, shoot, spit, spring, vent; discharge, emit, fire; cast, fling, heave, hurl, launch, pitch, toss Near Antonyms bottle (up), contain, restrain, shut (in or up)
2 to develop suddenly and violently a fire erupted, and flames soon engulfed the room Synonyms blaze (up), break out, burst (forth), explode, flame, flare (up) Related Words rocket, skyrocket; balloon, burgeon (also bourgeon), mount, multiply, mushroom, proliferate, snowball, swell, wax; blow up, detonate, touch off
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