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verb [I] (VOLCANO)    /ɪˈrʌpt/
C2 When a volcano erupts, it explodes and flames and rocks come out of it: Since the volcano last erupted, many houses have been built in a dangerous position on its slopes.Exploding and erupting eruption     /ɪˈrʌp.ʃən/ noun [C or U] a volcanic eruption There was a violent eruption of anti-government feeling.Exploding and eruptingStarting and beginningStarting againExpressing and showing feelingsAppearing and disappearing
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