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outburst

[ out-burst ]
/ ˈaʊtˌbɜrst /
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noun
a sudden and violent release or outpouring: an outburst of tears.
a sudden spell of activity, energy, etc.
a public disturbance; riot; outbreak.
a bursting forth; eruption.
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Origin of outburst

First recorded in 1650–60; out- + burst
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British Dictionary definitions for outburst

outburst
/ (ˈaʊtˌbɜːst) /

noun
a sudden and violent expression of emotion
an explosion or eruption
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