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upburst

[ uhp-burst ]
/ ˈʌpˌbɜrst /
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noun
a burst upward.
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Origin of upburst

First recorded in 1835–45; up- + burst

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How to use upburst in a sentence

  • The machine, with its human freight, lifted in an upburst of smoke, and sank down a mass of wreckage and death.

    The Iron Heel|Jack London
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