irruption definition

  • noun:
    • The action of irrupting or breaking into; a violent entry or intrusion; an inbreaking; an intrusion.
    • An abrupt increase of numbers of a particular animal.
    • A bursting in; a rapid, violent hurrying into a spot.
    • a rapid and violent inroad, or entrance of invaders.
    • A bursting in; a breaking or rushing into a spot; a sudden invasion or incursion.
    • Synonyms Foray, raid.
    • a-sudden violent natural incident (usually of some unwanted condition)
    • a sudden sharp rise in the relative variety of a population
    • a-sudden violent entry; a bursting in

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