rupt-, -rupting, -ruption
(Latin: break, tear, rend; burst)
2. An event that results in a displacement or discontinuity.
3. A disorderly outburst or tumult.
4. An act of delaying or interrupting a continuity.
2. A current interrupter consisting of a cell with two electrodes that is immersed in an electrolyte such that the passage of current through the cell causes bubbles to form in the electrolyte, the bubbles breaking the circuit.
3. An interrupter that consists of two electrodes in an electrolytic solution.
Bubbles formed in the solution continually interrupt the passage of currents between the electrodes.
2. To become violently active: "The volcano erupted after years of dormancy."
3. To force out or to release something; such as, steam, with violence or suddenness.
4. To suddenly appear on the skin; such as, a rash or blemish.
5. A sudden explosion that sent out rocks, ash, lava, etc.: "The volcano erupted with tremendous force."
6. Something that came out in a sudden explosion: "Steam erupted from the geyser."
7. That which happened or started suddenly and violently: "A bitter dispute erupted among the members of the football team."
8. Something that started suddenly; such as, shouting or applauding: "The audience erupted in applause when she finished her speech."
9. Appeared suddenly on the skin: "A rash erupted on his back."
The eruption of the volcano and subsequent destruction of the infrastructure in the city caused concern that there would be an irruption of disease in the city.
2. Free of errors or faults.
3. Not vitiated by errors or alterations.
4. Not decayed; unspoiled.