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Meaning of outburst

out•burst

Pronunciation: (out'bûrst"), [key]
— n.
  1. a sudden and violent release or outpouring: an outburst of tears.
  2. a sudden spell of activity, energy, etc.
  3. a public disturbance; riot; outbreak.
  4. a bursting forth; eruption.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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