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Meaning of UPHEAVAL

Pronunciation:  up'heevul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  disturbance usually in protest
  2. [n]  (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
  3. [n]  a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally); "the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence"

UPHEAVAL is a 8 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: agitation, excitement, hullabaloo, Sturm und Drang, turbulence, turmoil, uplift, upthrow, upthrust
 See Also: agitation, ascension, ascent, disorder, disturbance, ferment, fermentation, rise, rising, unrest, violence



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Up*heav"al\, n.
The act of upheaving, or the state of being upheaved; esp.,
an elevation of a portion of the earth's crust. --Lubbock.