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erupt

e·rupt

erupt

 
pronunciation:
ih ruhpt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: erupted, erupting, erupts
definition: to break or burst out suddenly.
Lava erupts from a volcano.A fight erupted on the playground.
synonyms:
gush, spew, spout, spurt
similar words:
burst, explode, issue, overflow, pour
derivation: eruptible (adj.)
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The word erupt contains the following parts:
e- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away
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The prefix e- is an assimilated form of ex- used before roots beginning with certain consonants (b d, g, j, l, m, n, r, v). See ex-.
rupt Latin root that means to break, burst