Definitions for: Erupt

[v] become active and spew forth lava and rocks; of volcanoes; "Vesuvius erupts once in a while"
[v] erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"
[v] become raw or open; as of skin eruptions; "He broke out in hives"; "My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries"; "Such boils tend to recrudesce"
[v] start abruptly; "After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc"
[v] appear on the skin; "A rash erupted on her arms after she had touched the exotic plant"
[v] as of teeth, for example; "The tooth erupted and had to be extracted"
[v] force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; "break into tears"; "erupt in anger"
[v] become suddenly excited or angry; "She flares up easily"
[v] start to burn or burst into flames; "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"

Webster (1913) Definition: E*rupt", v. t. [See Eruption.]
To cause to burst forth; to eject; as, to erupt lava.

E*rupt", v. i. [See Eruption.]
1. To eject something, esp. lava, water, etc., as a volcano
or geyser.

2. To burst forth; to break out, as ashes from a volcano,
teeth through the gums, etc.

When the amount and power of the steam is equal to
the demand, it erupts with violence through the lava
flood and gives us a small volcano. --H. J. W.

Synonyms: belch, break, break open, break out, burst, burst out, catch fire, combust, conflagrate, extravasate, flare, flare, flare up, flare up, ignite, recrudesce, take fire

See Also: afflict, ail, appear, begin, burst, catch, change state, deepen, dehisce, explode, express emotion, express feelings, intensify, light up, pain, start, trouble, turn

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