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Meaning of IRRUPTION

Pronunciation:  i'rupshun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a sudden violent entrance; a bursting in; "the recent irruption of bad manners"

IRRUPTION is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 See Also: entering, entrance, entry, incoming, ingress



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ir*rup"tion\, n. [L. irruptio: cf. F. irruption. See
1. A bursting in; a sudden, violent rushing into a place; as,
   irruptions of the sea.

         Lest evil tidings, with too rude irruption Hitting
         thy aged ear, should pierce too deep. --Milton.

2. A sudden and violent inroad, or entrance of invaders; as,
   the irruptions of the Goths into Italy. --Addison.

Syn: Invasion; incursion; inroad. See {Invasion}.

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