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Definitions and Synonyms of irruption | Another word for irruption | What is irruption?

Definition 1: a sudden violent entrance; a bursting in - [noun denoting act]

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

  • the recent irruption of bad manners

(irruption is a kind of ...) the act of entering

"she made a grand entrance"

Definition 2: a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition) - [noun denoting event]

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

  • the outbreak of hostilities

Synonyms for irruption in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

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

Definition 3: a sudden sharp increase in the relative numbers of a population - [noun denoting process]

(irruption is a kind of ...) increase in the number of people who inhabit a territory or state

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