Synonym: bam, bang, blast, clap, eructation, extravasation, irruption, outbreak, volcanic eruption. Similar words: corruption, interruption, erupt, option, caption, adoption, inception, exemption. Meaning: [-pʃn] n. 1. the sudden occurrence of a violent discharge of steam and volcanic material 2. symptom consisting of a breaking out and becoming visible 3. (of volcanos) pouring out fumes of lava (or a deposit so formed) 4. a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition) 5. a sudden very loud noise 6. the emergence of a tooth as it breaks through the gum.
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1 The eruption of a volcano is spontaneous.
2 It was the biggest eruption of Vesuvius for some years.
3 There was a violent eruption of anti-government feeling.
4 The volcano is in eruption.
5 The recent outbreak/eruption of racial violence in the area is very troubling.
6 The eruption of the volcano covered states as far away as Montana in a fine layer of ash.
7 The eruption had covered the town with a fine layer of ash.
8 The eruption has left a thin veil of dust in the upper atmosphere.
9 The extinct volcano's eruption would mean a cataclysm for the city.
10 The temple was destroyed in the violent eruption of 1470 BC.
11 It stung[sentencedict.com], that eruption of uncomprehending idiocy.
12 It's quite clear that the eruption was totally unexpected.
13 The volcanic eruption on Krakatoa had an explosive power equivalent to 20,000 tons of TNT.
14 The most recent exodus followed a June 25 eruption that killed 10 people and left nine missing and believed dead.
15 After this final fatal episode the eruption dragged on for many months, lasting well into 1903.
16 The last major eruption occurred 1, 100 years ago, when mudslides cascaded on to areas now inhabited by millions of people.
17 The massive volcanic eruption could affect the climate of the whole planet.
18 The eruption of Mount Pinatubo produced a massive cloud of dust.
19 The response of the world's climate to the eruption confirmed predictions of high sensitivity to such events.
20 As recently as 1977, an offshore eruption sent a 1,[www.Sentencedict.com]000-metre column of burning methane gas into the air.
21 Nor did she see the sudden eruption into the alehouse of two more men.
22 The place was recently visited by a serious volcanic eruption.
23 Volcanic ash showered down on the town after the eruption.
24 The volcano is still active, as evidenced by the recent eruption.
25 They could be likened to the dynamic force of a volcanic eruption.
26 It is theoretically possible that this activity could trigger an eruption, but highly unlikely, he said.
27 Others held that meteorites were more immediately terrestrial in origin, being akin to volcanic bombs ejected by violent eruption events.
28 Their campsites, graves, and houses had been buried and protected by a volcanic eruption.
29 A word here in passing about what actually goes to make up a typical volcanic eruption cloud.
30 Instantly hardening, it has effectively blocked an estimated 50 percent of the force of the eruption coming from a new fissure.
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