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  • Let sap erupt, pure pastel!
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Definition of the verb erupt

What does erupt mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: erupted | erupting | erupts

  1. start abruptly
  2. erupt or intensify suddenly
  3. start to burn or burst into flames
  4. break out
    • example: The tooth erupted and had to be extracted
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of erupt: break through / come out / push through
    • more generic word: appear = come into sight or view
    • more specific word: dehisce = burst or split open
  5. become active and spew forth lava and rocks
    • example: Vesuvius erupts once in a while
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of erupt: belch / extravasate
    • more generic words: burst / explode = burst outward, usually with noise
  6. force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up
  7. appear on the skin
    • example: A rash erupted on her arms after she had touched the exotic plant
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: appear = come into sight or view
  8. become raw or open
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of erupt: break out / recrudesce
    • more generic words: ail / pain / trouble = cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed

Alternative definition of the verb erupt


  1. to violently eject
  2. [figuratively] to spontaneously release pressure or tension

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for erupt

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Google previewThe Pedagogical Seminary (1920)

The first permanent tooth to erupt is the first molar, which is the sixth tooth from the middle line of the face, and makes its appearance normally by the time the child is six years of age. It is, in consequence, sometimes called the six-year molar, ...

Google previewTransactions of the Annual Meeting (1921)

by American Child Hygiene Association

The first permanent tooth to erupt is the first molar, which comes in back of the second molar of the temporary set. This tooth erupts at the age of about six years, and in many instances is considered by the parents to be one of the temporary ...

Google previewSmith's Anesthesia for Infants and Children (2010)

Expert Consult Premium by Peter J. Davis, Franklyn P. Cladis, Etsuro K. Motoyama

The last tooth to erupt is the deciduous second molar, called the 2-year molar because of its appearance at age 2 years. When completed, the primary dentition totals 20 teeth (Wright, 2000). As the toddler's growth continues, the mandible and ...

Google previewFirefly Geography Dictionary (2003)

by Firefly Books

The name "geyser" is derived from the Icelandic Geysir, and the "Great Geysir" used to erupt every 30 minutes or so. It is now nearly extinct, but can be made to erupt, for the benefit of tourists, by feeding it with special additives. There are ...

Google previewThe Dream Interpretation Dictionary (2017)

Symbols, Signs, and Meanings by J.M. DeBord

See also: Apocalypse, Arena, Army, Attack, Devil, Erupt, Fight, Group, Kill, Murder , Opponent, Rape, Revenge, Serial Killer, Tackle, Terrorist, War Engaged—See: Fiancé Envy—See: Jealous Erection—See: Penis Erupt—Dreams create ...

Google previewGeography: A Visual Encyclopedia (2013)

by DK

RIFT VOLCANOES In the rift zones where tectonic plates pull apart, the pressure that normally keeps the mantle rock solid relaxes, allowing some ofit to melt and erupt as fluid basalt lava. These eruptions are frequent and relatively predictable ...

Google previewDictionary of Homonyms (2007)

by David Rothwell

erupt, irrupt These two words have similar meanings. The verb 'to erupt' means 'to break out suddenly, to be ejected from'. Hence ...

Google previewNew Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary (1996)

by Edy G. Schaffer

TALK, ERUPT, EXPLODE off chaff WINNOW off steam WANTON, CAROUSE. DEBAUCH on the head NOB. CONK on the knuckles RAP one's mind: si FREAK OUT one's nose: archaic SNET one's top off: colloqRAGE, RAVE, EXPLODE out ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2007)

by Elsevier, Mosby

Lateral incisor Central incisor Erupt 8 to 12 mo 9 to 13 mo ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Medica (1902)

by Chalmers Watson

stages are soft and known as epithelial odontomes, whilst those which are known as follicular odontomes are due to aberrations of the follicle when the tooth is completed and ready to erupt. Occasionally the follicle itself becomes converted ...

Google previewWebster's New Standard Dictionary of the English Language (1905)

Definitions, Pronunciation, Synonyms, Etymology Comprising Hundreds of New Words

erupt(e-rupt'), vt. and vi. 1. Break out.

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As in an explosion, I would erupt with all the wonderful things I saw and understood in this world. (Boris Pasternak)
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Scrabble value of E1R1U1P3T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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