irruptions

irruption

[ih-ruhp-shuhn]
noun
1.
a breaking or bursting in; a violent incursion or invasion.
2.
Ecology. a sudden increase in an animal population.

Origin:
1570–80; < Latin irruptiōn- (stem of irruptiō), equivalent to irrupt(us), past participle of irrumpere to burst into (see ir-1, rupture) + -iōn- -ion

eruption, irruption.
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irruption ir·rup·tion (ĭ-rŭp'shən)
n.
The act or process of breaking through to a surface.

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