English dictionary

eruption meaning and definition


Definition of eruption (noun)

  1. the sudden occurrence of a violent discharge of steam and volcanic material
  2. symptom consisting of a breaking out and becoming visible
  3. (of volcanos) pouring out fumes or lava (or a deposit so formed)
  4. a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition)
  5. a sudden very loud noise
  6. the emergence of a tooth as it breaks through the gum
Source: Princeton University Wordnet