Irruption

Ir*rup"tion

(?), n. [L. irruptio: cf. F. irruption. See Irrupted.]
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1. A bursting in; a sudden, violent rushing into a place; as, irruptions of the sea.
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Lest evil tidings, with too rude irruption
Hitting thy aged ear, should pierce too deep.
Milton.
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2. A sudden and violent inroad, or entrance of invaders; as, the irruptions of the Goths into Italy. Addison.

Syn. -- Invasion; incursion; inroad. See Invasion.
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