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erupt

[ ih-ruhpt ]
/ ɪˈrʌpt /
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verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
to release violently; burst forth with: She erupted angry words.
(of a volcano, geyser, etc.) to eject (matter).
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Origin of erupt

First recorded in 1650–60; from Latin ēruptus “burst forth, broken out” (past participle of ērumpere ), equivalent to ē- “out of, from” + ruptus, past participle of rumpere “to break, rupture”; see origin at e-1, rupture

OTHER WORDS FROM erupt

e·rupt·i·ble, adjectivepre·e·rupt, verb (used without object)re·e·rupt, verb (used without object)un·e·rupt·ed, adjective
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How to use erupt in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for erupt

erupt
/ (ɪˈrʌpt) /

verb
to eject (steam, water, and volcanic material such as lava and ash) violently or (of volcanic material, etc) to be so ejected
(intr) (of a skin blemish) to appear on the skin; break out
(intr) (of a tooth) to emerge through the gum and become visible during the normal process of tooth development
(intr) to burst forth suddenly and violently, as from restraintto erupt in anger

Derived forms of erupt

eruptible, adjectiveeruption, noun

Word Origin for erupt

C17: from Latin ēruptus having burst forth, from ērumpere, from rumpere to burst
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