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Definition 1: the sudden occurrence of a violent discharge of steam and volcanic material - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for eruption in the sense of this definition

(eruption is a kind of ...) the sudden giving off of energy

(... is a kind of eruption ) a volcanic eruption in which a stream of gas and ash is violently ejected to a height of several miles

Definition 2: a sudden very loud noise - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for eruption in the sense of this definition

(eruption is a kind of ...) sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

"he enjoyed the street noises" "they heard indistinct noises of people talking" "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"

(... is a kind of eruption ) the banging sound of steam in pipes

Definition 3: the emergence of a tooth as it breaks through the gum - [noun denoting event]

(eruption is a kind of ...) the becoming visible

"not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins"

Definition 4: a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition) - [noun denoting event]

Samples where eruption or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the outbreak of hostilities

Synonyms for eruption in the sense of this definition

(eruption is a kind of ...) an event that happens

(... is a kind of eruption ) a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time

(... is a kind of eruption ) a return of something after a period of abatement

"a recrudescence of racism" "a recrudescence of the symptoms"

Definition 5: (of volcanos) pouring out fumes or lava (or a deposit so formed) - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for eruption in the sense of this definition

(eruption is a kind of ...) the state of being active

"his sphere of activity" "he is out of action"

(eruption belongs to category ...) a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt

Definition 6: symptom consisting of a breaking out and becoming visible - [noun denoting state]

(eruption is a kind of ...) (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

(... is a kind of eruption ) a now rare complication of vaccinia superimposed on atopic dermatitis with high fever and generalized vesicles and papulovesicles

(... is a kind of eruption ) eruption on a mucous membrane (as the inside of the mouth) occurring as a symptom of a disease

(... is a kind of eruption ) eruption on the skin occurring as a symptom of a disease

(... is a kind of eruption ) any red eruption of the skin

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