- the breaking out of a rash or the like.
- a rash or exanthem.
Origin of eruption
Examples from the Web for eruption
The rage that Marvin has embodied, a man on the edge of eruption, is always a badly wounded man.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The animals are supposedly evacuating themselves in anticipation of an eruption at the park, which sits on a huge volcanic system.Turns Out, a Video of Bison Purportedly Fleeing Yellowstone Is a Hoax|Timothy Lesle|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Economists will long debate the macro-economic effects of this eruption of federal funds.
If the eruption lasts for years, will we be in a new giant game of weather roulette?
Gillibrand exclaims, punctuating her eruption with a brisk swat to my kneecap.
Then he remarked that the eruption of Vesuvius was waning and the trouble nearly over for this time.Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad|Edith Van Dyne
Perk is a human volcano, an' he's got to have an eruption just about so often or he can't be happy.Motor Matt's "Century" Run|Stanley R. Matthews
The eruption is a progressive thing, each day's crop coming to full bloom and dying out as the next day's crop develops.Rural Hygiene|Henry N. Ogden
During the four and a half centuries that followed the eruption of 1302, we have no record of Ischian earthquakes.A Study of Recent Earthquakes|Charles Davison
When the eruption had ceased, it was found that the whole mountain had disappeared.At Last|Charles Kingsley
Word Origin and History for eruption
early 15c., from Middle French éruption (14c.) and directly from Latin eruptionem (nominative eruptio) "a breaking out," noun of action from past participle stem of erumpere "break out, burst forth," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + rumpere "to break, rupture" (see rupture (n.)).