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VOLCANIC ERUPTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does volcanic eruption mean? 

VOLCANIC ERUPTION (noun)
  The noun VOLCANIC ERUPTION has 1 sense:

1. the sudden occurrence of a violent discharge of steam and volcanic material

  Familiarity information: VOLCANIC ERUPTION used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VOLCANIC ERUPTION (noun)


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Meaning:

The sudden occurrence of a violent discharge of steam and volcanic material

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

eruption; volcanic eruption

Hypernyms ("volcanic eruption" is a kind of...):

discharge (the sudden giving off of energy)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "volcanic eruption"):

Plinian eruption (a volcanic eruption in which a stream of gas and ash is violently ejected to a height of several miles)


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