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[ih-ruhpt] /ɪˈrʌpt/
verb (used without object)
1.
to break or burst in suddenly.
2.
to manifest violent activity or emotion, as a group of persons.
3.
(of animals) to increase suddenly in numbers through a lessening of the number of deaths.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Latin irruptus; see irruption
Related forms
unirrupted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for irrupt

irrupt

/ɪˈrʌpt/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to enter forcibly or suddenly
2.
(of a plant or animal population) to enter a region suddenly and in very large numbers
3.
(of a population) to increase suddenly and greatly
Derived Forms
irruption, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Latin irrumpere to rush into, invade, from rumpere to break, burst
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