Ir*rup"tion (?), n. [L. irruptio: cf. F. irruption. See Irrupted.]


A bursting in; a sudden, violent rushing into a place; as, irruptions of the sea.

Lest evil tidings, with too rude irruption Hitting thy aged ear, should pierce too deep. Milton.


A sudden and violent inroad, or entrance of invaders; as, the irruptions of the Goths into Italy.


Syn. -- Invasion; incursion; inroad. See Invasion.


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