eruption

Part of speech: noun

A bursting out, as of a volcano.

Part of speech: noun

That which bursts forth, as lava from a volcano.

Part of speech: noun

A breaking out, as in a rash.

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Usage examples "eruption":

  1. Banda Neira evidently rose from the sea in some long- past eruption of the larger island, now the long ridge of a ruined crater which collapsed in a fierce outburst, and threw off the fragments of rock which compose the outer group. - "Through the Malay Archipelago", Emily Richings.
  2. From the discoveries made, it is supposed that the Forum was far from complete when the eruption occurred. - "Shepp's Photographs of the World", James W. Shepp Daniel B. Shepp.
  3. 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", Honore de Balzac.