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erupt

e·rupt

erupt

 
 
pronunciation:
ih ruhpt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: erupted, erupting, erupts
definition 1: to break or explode out of a restrained or confined condition.
Lava erupts from a volcano.His latent violence suddenly erupted.
synonyms:
gush, spew, spout, spurt
similar words:
blaze, burst, explode, issue, overflow, pour
definition 2: to spew forth matter violently.
That volcano erupted only ten years ago.
 
synonyms:
belch, spout
similar words:
explode
definition 3: of a tooth, to break through the gums.
There is sometimes considerable discomfort when a tooth erupts.
definition 4: of the skin, to break out, as with a rash or pimples.
His skin erupted with hives after eating some strawberries.My skin always erupts just before some important occasion.
definition 5: to break out from or form on the skin, as a rash or pimples.
After hiking in the woods, an itchy rash erupted all over her legs.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to burst out; spew out.
The volcano erupted fiery gases.
synonyms:
belch, eject, gush, spew, spurt
similar words:
discharge, emit, expel, pour out, spout, vomit
derivation: eruptible (adj.)
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Word Parts
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