outburst

[out-burst]
noun
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.

Origin:
1650–60; out- + burst

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outburst (ˈaʊtˌbɜːst)
 
n
1.  a sudden and violent expression of emotion
2.  an explosion or eruption

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outburst
1657, from out + burst (q.v.).
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Example sentences
The ritual is an outburst of color, scent and libation in a notably austere
  faith.
Fifteen months later, another outburst produced more menacing lava flows.
And it's becoming increasingly obvious with each outburst that you have no
  facts, and no data.
No outburst by a disaffected human should be ignored.
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