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According to WordNet, the verb "erupt" has 8 sense(s).

200307785 erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism".

200548266 break out; "The tooth erupted and had to be extracted".

200422899 appear on the skin; "A rash erupted on her arms after she had touched the exotic plant".

200307568 become active and spew forth lava and rocks; "Vesuvius erupts once in a while".

200309074 become raw or open; "He broke out in hives"; "My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries"; "Such boils tend to recrudesce".

200345508 start abruptly; "After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc".

202760622 start to burn or burst into flames; "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously".

201785395 force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; "break into tears"; "erupt in anger".

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