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Definition of upheavel

"upheavel" is probably misspelled. Trying upheaval instead Definition of upheaval

1. upheaval [ n ] a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)
Examples: "the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence"

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(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)

The storms of the past had died_away , and the great upheaval which was to mark the following century had not_yet begun to disturb men 's minds .

Synonyms upheaval Sturm_und_Drang turbulence Related Terms disorder violence agitation roller_coaster politics

2. upheaval [ n ] (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)

Synonyms uplift upthrow upthrust upheaval Related Terms rise geology

3. upheaval [ n ] a violent disturbance
Examples: "the convulsions of the stock market"

Synonyms turmoil upheaval convulsion Related Terms disturbance

4. upheaval [ n ] disturbance usually in protest

Synonyms excitement upheaval turmoil hullabaloo agitation Related Terms disturbance

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