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outburst

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1 a sudden intense expression of strong feeling
  • the judge directed the courtroom spectators to refrain from any outbursts when the verdict was read

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2 a sudden and usually temporary growth of activity
  • there was a remarkable outburst of work in the office as the visiting VIPs made their tour

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3 the act or an instance of exploding
  • in the outburst known as a supernova, the star may reach an intrinsic luminosity one billion times that of the sun

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  • implosion
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The first known use of outburst was in 1657

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“Outburst.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/outburst. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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