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 for outburst
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Outburst \Out"burst`\, n.
     A bursting forth; as, an outburst of laughter.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an unrestrained expression of emotion [syn: effusion,
           gush, outburst, blowup, ebullition]
      2: a sudden intense happening; "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a
         burst of lightning" [syn: outburst, burst, flare-up]
      3: a sudden violent disturbance [syn: outburst, tumultuous

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  69 Moby Thesaurus words for "outburst":
     access, attack, belch, blaze, blaze of temper, blowout, blowup,
     blurt, burst, cascade, convulsion, cyclone, debouchment,
     deflagration, discharge, disgorgement, dissiliency, ecphonesis,
     effluence, efflux, effusion, ejaculation, emission, eructation,
     eruption, exclamation, expletive, explosion, expulsion,
     extravasation, fit, flare, flare-up, flash, flash fire, flood,
     fulmination, gale, gush, gust, high words, hurricane, irruption,
     jet, outbreak, outflowing, outpour, outpouring, paroxysm, rapids,
     rush, scene, seizure, spasm, spate, spew, spout, spurt, squirt,
     storm, surge, tantrum, tempest, tornado, torrent, upheaval,
     upsurge, volcan, whirlwind

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