Definitions for eruptɪˈrʌpt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to burst forth:

    Molten lava erupted from the volcano.

  2. (of a volcano, geyser, etc.) to eject matter.

    Category: Geology

  3. to break out of a pent-up state, usu. in a sudden and violent manner.

  4. to break out, as in a skin rash.

  5. (of teeth) to grow through surrounding hard and soft tissues and become visible in the mouth.

    Category: Dentistry

  6. (v.t.)to release violently; burst forth with.

  7. (of a volcano, geyser, etc.) to eject (matter).

    Category: Geology

Origin of erupt:

1650–60; < L ēruptus, ptp. of ērumpere to burst out


Princeton's WordNet

  1. erupt, break out(verb)

    start abruptly

    "After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc"

  2. erupt, irrupt, flare up, flare, break open, burst out(verb)

    erupt or intensify suddenly

    "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"

  3. erupt, ignite, catch fire, take fire, combust, conflagrate(verb)

    start to burn or burst into flames

    "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"

  4. erupt, come out, break through, push through(verb)

    break out

    "The tooth erupted and had to be extracted"

  5. erupt, belch, extravasate(verb)

    become active and spew forth lava and rocks

    "Vesuvius erupts once in a while"

  6. break, burst, erupt(verb)

    force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up

    "break into tears"; "erupt in anger"

  7. erupt(verb)

    appear on the skin

    "A rash erupted on her arms after she had touched the exotic plant"

  8. erupt, recrudesce, break out(verb)

    become raw or open

    "He broke out in hives"; "My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries"; "Such boils tend to recrudesce"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. erupt(verb)ɪˈrʌpt

    (of a volcano) to throw out lava, steam, etc.

    ***The volcano erupted during the night.

  2. eruptɪˈrʌpt

    to happen suddenly and with force

    Cheers erupted from the crowd.; a volcanic eruption; the eruption of violence in the capital


  1. erupt(Verb)

    to violently eject

    the volcano erupted, spewing lava across a wide area

  2. erupt(Verb)

    to spontaneously release pressure or tension

    the crowd erupted in anger

Webster Dictionary

  1. Erupt(verb)

    to cause to burst forth; to eject; as, to erupt lava

Anagrams of erupt

  1. 'puter, Puter, puter, Putre

Translations for erupt

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of a volcano) to throw out lava etc

When did Mount Etna last erupt?; The demonstration started quietly but suddenly violence erupted.

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