3. A sudden burst or violent display; an outburst; as, an ebullition of anger or ill temper.
(Eb"ur*in) n. A composition of dust of ivory or of bone with a cement; used for imitations of
valuable stones and in making moldings, seals, etc. Knight.
(E`bur*na"tion) n. [L. eburnus of ivory, fr. ebur ivory: cf. F. éburnation. See Ivory.] (Med.)
A condition of bone cartilage occurring in certain diseases of these tissues, in which they acquire an
unnatural density, and come to resemble ivory.
(E*bur"ne*an) a. [L. eburneus, fr. ebur ivory. See Ivory.] Made of or relating to ivory.
(E*bur`ni*fi*ca"tion) n. [L. eburnus of ivory (fr. ebur ivory) + facere to make.] The
conversion of certain substances into others which have the appearance or characteristics of ivory.
(Eb"ur*nine) a. Of or pertaining to ivory. "[She] read from tablet eburnine." Sir W. Scott.
(||E*car"di*nes) n. pl. [NL., fr. L. e out, without + cardo a hinge.] (Zoöl.) An order of Brachiopoda; the
Lyopomata. See Brachiopoda.
n. [F., prop. fr. écarter to reject, discard.] A game at cards, played usually by two persons,
in which the players may discard any or all of the cards dealt and receive others from the pack.
(E*cau"date) a. [Pref. e- + caudate.]
1. (Bot.) Without a tail or spur.
2. (Zoöl.) Tailless.
(||Ec*bal"li*um) n. [NL., fr. Gr. . See Ecbole.] (Bot.) A genus of cucurbitaceous plants
consisting of the single species Ecballium agreste (or Elaterium), the squirting cucumber. Its fruit, when
ripe, bursts and violently ejects its seeds, together with a mucilaginous juice, from which elaterium, a
powerful cathartic medicine, is prepared.
(||Ec"ba*sis) n. [L., fr. Gr. a going out, issue, or event; out + to go.] (Rhet.) A figure in which
the orator treats of things according to their events consequences.
(Ec*bat"ic) a. [See Ecbasis.] (Gram.) Denoting a mere result or consequence, as distinguished
from telic, which denotes intention or purpose; thus the phrase if rendered "so that it was fulfilled," is
ecbatic; if rendered "in order that it might be." etc., is telic.
(||Ec"bo*le) n. [NL., fr. Gr. a throwing out, a digression, fr. to throw out; out of + to throw.] (Rhet.)
A digression in which a person is introduced speaking his own words.
(Ec*bol"ic) n. [See Ecbole.] (Med.) A drug, as ergot, which by exciting uterine contractions
promotes the expulsion of the contents of the uterus.
(Ec"bo*line) n. [Gr. a throwing out; out + to throw.] (Chem.) An alkaloid constituting the active
principle of ergot; so named from its power of producing abortion.
(Ec`ca*le*o"bi*on) n. [Gr. to call out ( out of + to call) + life.] A contrivance for hatching
eggs by artificial heat.
(||Ec"ce ho"mo) [L., behold the man. See John xix. 5.] (Paint.) A picture which represents
the Savior as given up to the people by Pilate, and wearing a crown of thorns.