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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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