erupt

Definitions

  • Native Refugees from Katmai Eruption
    Native Refugees from Katmai Eruption
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v erupt become active and spew forth lava and rocks "Vesuvius erupts once in a while"
    • v erupt erupt or intensify suddenly "Unrest erupted in the country","Tempers flared at the meeting","The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"
    • v erupt become raw or open "He broke out in hives","My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries","Such boils tend to recrudesce"
    • v erupt start abruptly "After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc"
    • v erupt appear on the skin "A rash erupted on her arms after she had touched the exotic plant"
    • v erupt break out "The tooth erupted and had to be extracted"
    • v erupt force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up "break into tears","erupt in anger"
    • v erupt start to burn or burst into flames "Marsh gases ignited suddenly","The oily rags combusted spontaneously"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: After the Krakatoa volcano eruption in 1883 in Indonesia, many people reported that, because of the dust, the sunset appeared green and the moon blue. The moon was said to appear blue for almost two years.
    • erupt To burst forth; to break out, as ashes from a volcano, teeth through the gums, etc.; as, the third molar erupts late in most people, and in some persons does not occur at all. "When the amount and power of the steam is equal to the demand, it erupts with violence through the lava flood and gives us a small volcano."
    • v. t erupt To cause to burst forth; to eject; as, to erupt lava.
    • erupt To eject something, esp. lava, water, etc., as a volcano or geyser; as, when Mount Saint Helens erupted, some people were taken by surprise.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The permanent teeth that erupt to replace their primary predecessors (baby teeth) are called succedaneous teeth.
    • erupt To burst forth suddenly and violently; break or belch out; send forth matter.
    • erupt To throw out suddenly and with great violence; emit violently; cast out, as lava from a volcano; belch.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When Mount Vesuvius erupted in in the year 79, over 2,000 citizens of Pompeii ran into their cellars to wait until everything had ended. Excavators found them still there 1,800 years later.
    • v.i Erupt e-rupt′ to break out or through, as a volcano
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Quotations

  • Eldridge Cleaver
    Eldridge Cleaver
    “Americans think of themselves collectively as a huge rescue squad on twenty-four-hour call to any spot on the globe where dispute and conflict may erupt.”
  • Raoul Vaneigem
    Raoul%20Vaneigem
    “The eruption of lived pleasure is such that in losing myself I find myself; forgetting that I exist, I realize myself.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See eruption
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. erumpĕre, eruptum.—e, out, rumpĕre, to break.

Usage

In literature:

The eruption comes rapidly in small red spots, which are slightly raised.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
The man who erupted from that portal was short and stout, his face a dramatic scarlet above the dark blue of his unbuttoned coat.
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
The first eruption of the menses is an unequivocal sign of the awakening of the faculty of reproduction.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
Miniature balls of purple flame erupted from the fire before she could move.
"Make Mine Homogenized" by Rick Raphael
On the wall was an extensive eruption of postcards and among them those that had come from me.
"Diversions in Sicily" by H. Festing Jones
ERUPTIONS OF THE SKIN characterize every case of syphilis.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
About the end of the fourth or forepart of the fifth day, the eruption is complete.
"An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art" by B. L. Hill
Matters having quieted down after the supper-table eruption, Aunt 'Mira got her sewing basket and Janice her text-books.
"The Mission of Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
The eruption is often seen in the course of typhus, typhoid and rheumatic fevers.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
PERIOD OF ERUPTION, OR APPEARING OF THE RASH.
"Hydriatic treatment of Scarlet Fever in its Different Forms" by Charles Munde
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In poetry:

At times the moon, erupting, streaks
Some long cloud; like Andean peaks
That double
Horizon-vast volcano chains,
The earthquake scars with lava veins
That bubble.
"Clearing" by Madison Julius Cawein
How then to set her free or come to terms
With the volcano itself, the fierce power
Erupting injuries, shrieking alarms?
Kali among her skulls must have her hour.
"(From) The Invocation to Kali " by May Sarton
"Older than the beasts, the oldest Palaeotherium;
Older than the trees, the oldest Cryptogami;
Older than the hills, those infantile eruptions
Of earth's epidermis!
"To The Pliocene Skull" by Francis Bret Harte
Hot-shooting pains, eruptions, tumours, boils,
Agues and fevers, quinsies, gout, and stone,
Plague, pestilence, consumptions, fits, and piles,
(Nay, ev'ry ail,) proceed from God alone.
"Advice To The Sick" by Rees Prichard
Heart that was big as the bowels of Vesuvius,
Words that were wing'd as her sparks in eruption,
Eagled and thundered as Jupiter Pluvius,
Sound in your wind past all signs o' corruption.
"Mesmerism" by Ezra Pound

In news:

Egypt Erupts in Jubilation as Mubarak Steps Down.
Fake Heinz ketchup bottles were discovered in New Jersey after they erupted.
Learning the charges against Kilo G had been dropped, jubilation erupted from his supporters: Jeremy Miller, Frank of SF ANSWER, Ben Allen, Kilo 's daughter, Tracey Bell-Borden, Mesha Irizarry and Kilo .
Did Chicago have snow in the summer following the eruption of Mount Krakatau .
Is it true that Chicago had snow in the summer following the 1883 eruption of Mount Krakatau .
In 1863, deadly rioting against the Civil War military draft erupted in New York City.
You're Molly McMessy as knees are skinned, bruises erupt and moods drop, busted next to belongings on the sidewalk.
The "Liz & Dick" star and her mother's altercation erupted during a 4 am ride to Long Island after a long night of partying in New York City.
Quakes and eruptions can be serious risks for investors.
Remembering Mauna Loa 's last eruption: 25 years ago today.
Today marks the 25th anniversary of the last eruption of the Big Island of Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano.
Remembering Mauna Loa 's last eruption.
The current eruption of Kilauea is bringing back old memories for me.
When the volcano erupted in approximately 1620 B.C.
Santorini eruption 3,600 years ago was one of the largest in the past 10,000 years.
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In science:

In this model magnetic buoyancy is handled with a realistic recipe - wherein toroidal flux is made to erupt from the overshoot layer wherever it exceeds a specified critical field (105 G).
Characteristics Of A Magnetic Buoyancy Driven Solar Dynamo Model
The erupted toroidal field is then acted upon by the α - effect near the surface to give rise to the poloidal field.
Characteristics Of A Magnetic Buoyancy Driven Solar Dynamo Model
BL idea, assumes that the poloidal field is generated from the decay of tilted active regions (resulting from the buoyant eruption of the toroidal field) on the solar surface.
Characteristics Of A Magnetic Buoyancy Driven Solar Dynamo Model
With an algorithm wherein a certain fraction of the toroidal field in the overshoot layer was made to erupt to the top, at specific time intervals, wherever it exceeded a specified critical field Bc .
Characteristics Of A Magnetic Buoyancy Driven Solar Dynamo Model
Wherever the toroidal field exceeds Bc , a certain fraction fb of it is made to erupt radially, to the top layer near the surface - where the α-effect is concentrated.
Characteristics Of A Magnetic Buoyancy Driven Solar Dynamo Model
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