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Noun eruption has 6 senses
  1. volcanic eruption, eruption - the sudden occurrence of a violent discharge of steam and volcanic material
    --1 is a kind of discharge
    --1 has particulars: Plinian eruption
    Derived form: verb erupt5
  2. eruption - symptom consisting of a breaking out and becoming visible
    --2 is a kind of
    --2 has particulars:
     eczema vaccinatum, Kaposi's varicelliform eruption; enanthem, enanthema; exanthem, exanthema, skin eruption; rash, roseola, efflorescence, skin rash
  3. eruption, eructation, extravasation - (of volcanos) pouring out fumes or lava (or a deposit so formed)
    --3 is a kind of action, activity, activeness
    Derived form: verb erupt5
  4. outbreak, eruption, irruption - a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition); "the outbreak of hostilities"
    --4 is a kind of happening, occurrence, natural event
    --4 has particulars: epidemic; recrudescence
    Derived form: verb erupt2
  5. bang, clap, eruption, blast, loud noise - a sudden very loud noise
    --5 is a kind of noise
    --5 has particulars: water hammer
  6. eruption - the emergence of a tooth as it breaks through the gum
    --6 is a kind of
    emergence, egress, issue
    Derived form: verb erupt4
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