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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 erup·tion /ɪˈrʌpʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 erup·tion /ɪˈrəpʃən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 e·rup·tion n.
 1. The act of breaking out or bursting forth; as: (a) A violent throwing out of flames, lava, etc., as from a volcano or a fissure in the earth's crust. (b) A sudden and overwhelming hostile movement of armed men from one country to another. --Milton. (c) A violent commotion.
    All Paris was quiet . . . to gather fresh strength for the next day's eruption.   --W. Irving.
 2. That which bursts forth.
 3. A violent exclamation; ejaculation.
    He would . . . break out into bitter and passionate eruditions.   --Sir H. Wotton.
 4. Med. The breaking out of pimples, or an efflorescence, as in measles, scarlatina, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the sudden occurrence of a violent discharge of steam and
           volcanic material [syn: volcanic eruption]
      2: symptom consisting of a breaking out and becoming visible
      3: (of volcanos) pouring out fumes or lava (or a deposit so
         formed) [syn: eructation, extravasation]
      4: a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some
         undesirable condition); "the outbreak of hostilities"
         [syn: outbreak, irruption]
      5: a sudden very loud noise [syn: bang, clap, blast, loud
      6: the emergence of a tooth as it breaks through the gum