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Definition of Eruption

Eruption

  1. The act of breaking out or bursting forth; as: (a) A violent throwing out of flames, lava, etc., as from a volcano of a fissure in the earth's crust. (b) A sudden and overwhelming hostile movement of armed men from one country to another. Milton. (c) A violent commotion.
  2. That which bursts forth.
  3. A violent exclamation; ejaculation.
  4. The breaking out of pimples, or an efflorescence, as in measles, scarlatina, etc.

Eruption Quotations

First of all, there was a volcano of words, an eruption of words that Shakespeare had never used before that had never been used in the English language before. It's astonishing. It pours out of him.
Stephen Greenblatt

A democracy is a volcano which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction. These will produce an eruption and carry desolation in their way.
Fisher Ames

I took part in what was actually the last eruption of Marxist internationalism.
Christopher Hitchens

The eruption of lived pleasure is such that in losing myself I find myself; forgetting that I exist, I realize myself.
Raoul Vaneigem

We still carry this old caveman-imprint idea that we're small, nature's big, and it's everything we can manage to hang on and survive. When big geophysical events happen - a huge earthquake, tsunami, or volcanic eruption - we're reminded of that.
James Balog
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Eruption Translations

eruption in French is tir par rafales
eruption in German is Ausbruch {m}
eruption in Italian is esplosione
eruption in Norwegian is utbrudd
eruption in Swedish is utslag, utbrott
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