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erupt

verb

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1 to violently throw out or off (something from within)
  • the volcano erupted clouds of poisonous gas and tons of hot ash

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2 to develop suddenly and violently
  • a fire erupted, and flames soon engulfed the room

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The first known use of erupt was in 1657

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erudition

erupt

erupted

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“Erupt.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/erupt. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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