eruption

[ ih-ruhp-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF eruption
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Evidently masons were at work there when the eruption stopped them.

As before, the valley yawned like the living threat of a volcano in eruption.

Or suppose we take the other theory, that it is an eruption from some sun, ours or another.

He can tell when there is going to be an eruption, and always notifies the people.

They know they're doomed, for every few days there's an eruption now.

That they were seen in Natal, South Africa, six months before the eruption.

Mentally and morally he was in the state of a volcano before an eruption.

Nineteen years had passed since the eruption, but St. Pierre had not recovered.

The eruption of '72 happened while I was there, but I was too young to take any particular notice.

The eruption on his skin has destroyed the beauty of his body.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Middle French éruption (14c.) and directly from Latin eruptionem (nominative eruptio) "a breaking out," noun of action from past participle stem of erumpere "break out, burst forth," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + rumpere "to break, rupture" (see rupture (n.)).

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