eruption

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From Middle French éruption, from Latin eruptio

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eruption (plural eruptions)

  1. a violent ejection, such as the spurting out of lava from a volcano
  2. a sudden release of pressure or tension
    there was an eruption of joy at the final whistle
  3. an infection of the skin resulting in a rash or blemishing

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