1 explosion of a volcano
ADJ. big, great, major, violent It was the biggest eruption of Vesuvius for some years. | minor | volcanic
VERB + ERUPTION predict
ERUPTION + VERB happen, occur, take place
PREP. in an/the ~ The temple was destroyed in the violent eruption of 1470 BC.
2 sudden start of sth loud/violent
ADJ. sudden a sudden eruption of fighting
PREP. ~ of