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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A sudden violent entrance; A sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable state); A sudden sharp increase in the relative numbers of a populace.

Usage examples (37)
  • There was an irruption of chaos in the streets as the crowd violently stopped the marching soldiers.
  • The recent irruption of bad manners
  • And should the "political" be defined as the irruption of something that is denied recognition?
  • Charlotte is poorly with cold and toothache attended with a general kind of irruption on the skin. for more
Tutoring comment
  • There was an "eruption" (a bursting forth) of outrage over the "irruption" (a sudden invasion) of one gang into the other's territory.
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