erupt vs recrudesce what difference

what is difference between erupt and recrudesce



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



recrudesce (third-person singular simple present recrudesces, present participle recrudescing, simple past and past participle recrudesced)

  1. (intransitive) To recur, or break out anew after a dormant period.


  • repeat; see also Thesaurus:repeat

Derived terms

  • recrudescence




  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of recrudescer
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of recrudescer

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