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e·rupt

erupt

 
 
pronunciation:
ih ruhpt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: erupts, erupting, erupted
definition 1: to break or burst out suddenly.
Lava erupts from a volcano.A fight erupted on the playground.
synonyms:
gush, spew, spout, spurt
similar words:
burst, explode, issue, overflow, pour
definition 2: of a volcano, to break open and send out hot melted rock and ash.
That volcano erupted only ten years ago.
 
derivation: eruptible (adj.)
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