erupt

e*rupt"

(*rpt"), v. i. [See eruption.] 1. To eject something, esp. lava, water, etc., as a volcano or geyser; as, when Mount Saint Helens erupted, some people were taken by surprise.
[Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

2. To burst forth; to break out, as ashes from a volcano, teeth through the gums, etc.; as, the third molar erupts late in most people, and in some persons does not occur at all.
[Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

When the amount and power of the steam is equal to the demand, it erupts with violence through the lava flood and gives us a small volcano.
H. J. W. Dam.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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