conflagrate vs erupt what difference

what is difference between conflagrate and erupt



From cōnflāgrāt-, the perfect passive participial stem of the Latin cōnflāgrō (I am consumed by fire”, “I set aflame).


conflagrate (third-person singular simple present conflagrates, present participle conflagrating, simple past and past participle conflagrated)

  1. (intransitive) To catch fire. [17th century to the present]
  2. (transitive) To set fire to something. [17th century to the present]

Related terms

  • conflagration




  1. second-person plural present active imperative of cōnflagrō



From Latin eruptus, past participle of ērumpō (to break out (of), to burst out (from)), from e (out) + rumpō (to break).


  • IPA(key): /ɪˈɹʌpt/
  • Rhymes: -ʌpt


erupt (third-person singular simple present erupts, present participle erupting, simple past and past participle erupted)

  1. (intransitive) To eject something violently (such as lava or water, as from a volcano or geyser).
    The volcano erupted, spewing lava across a wide area.
  2. (intransitive) To burst forth; to break out.
    The third molar tooth erupts late in most people, and sometimes does not appear at all.
  3. (intransitive, figuratively) To spontaneously release pressure or tension.
    The crowd erupted in anger.
    • :
      And Stamford Bridge erupted with joy as Florent Malouda slotted in a cross from Drogba, who had stayed just onside.
  4. (intransitive, biology) (Of birds, insects, etc.) To suddenly appear in a certain region in large numbers.


  • burst

Related terms

  • eruption


Further reading

  • erupt in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • erupt in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • erupt at OneLook Dictionary Search


  • ‘puter, Puter, Putre, puter, reput, upter

Please follow and like us:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Social Share Buttons and Icons powered by Ultimatelysocial