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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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