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English noun: eruption

1. eruption (event) the sudden occurrence of a violent discharge of steam and volcanic material

Synonymsvolcanic eruption

Broader (hypernym)discharge

Narrower (hyponym)Plinian eruption

2. eruption (state) symptom consisting of a breaking out and becoming visible

Broader (hypernym)symptom

Narrower (hyponym)eczema vaccinatum, efflorescence, enanthem, enanthema, exanthem, exanthema, Kaposi's varicelliform eruption, rash, roseola, skin eruption, skin rash

3. eruption (state) (of volcanos) pouring out fumes or lava (or a deposit so formed)

Synonymseructation, extravasation

Broader (hypernym)action, activeness, activity

Domain categoryvent, volcano

4. eruption (event) a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition)

SamplesThe outbreak of hostilities.

Synonymsirruption, outbreak

Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent

Narrower (hyponym)epidemic, recrudescence

5. eruption (event) a sudden very loud noise

Synonymsbam, bang, blast, clap

Broader (hypernym)noise

Narrower (hyponym)water hammer

6. eruption (event) the emergence of a tooth as it breaks through the gum

Broader (hypernym)egress, emergence, issue

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