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Overview of noun upheaval

The noun upheaval has 4 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) turbulence, upheaval, Sturm und Drang

(a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally); "the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence")

2. convulsion, turmoil, upheaval

(a violent disturbance; "the convulsions of the stock market")

3. upheaval, uplift, upthrow, upthrust

((geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building))

4. agitation, excitement, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloo

(disturbance usually in protest) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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