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English noun: irruption

1. irruption (act) a sudden violent entrance; a bursting in


SamplesThe recent irruption of bad manners.


Broader (hypernym)entering, entrance, entry, incoming, ingress

2. irruption (process) a sudden sharp increase in the relative numbers of a population


Broader (hypernym)population growth

3. irruption (event) a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition)


SamplesThe outbreak of hostilities.


Synonymseruption, outbreak


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


Narrower (hyponym)epidemic, recrudescence









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