What does the word eruption mean?

Usage examples for eruption

  1. From the discoveries made, it is supposed that the Forum was far from complete when the eruption occurred. – Shepp's Photographs of the World by James W. Shepp Daniel B. Shepp
  2. The smoke of the flame that scorched her seemed to emanate from her wrinkles as from the crevasses rent by a volcanic eruption. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac