blowup

Definitions of blowup
  1. noun
    a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
    synonyms: detonation, explosion
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    airburst
    an explosion in the atmosphere
    blast
    an explosion (as of dynamite)
    backfire
    a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine
    big bang
    (cosmology) the cosmic explosion that is hypothesized to have marked the origin of the universe
    backfire, blowback
    the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired
    fragmentation
    the scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes
    inflation
    (cosmology) a brief exponential expansion of the universe (faster than the speed of light) postulated to have occurred shortly after the big bang
    bomb blast
    the explosion of a bomb
    back-blast, backblast
    backfire from a recoilless weapon
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    discharge
    the sudden giving off of energy
  2. noun
    an unrestrained expression of emotion
    synonyms: ebullition, effusion, gush, outburst
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    acting out
    a (usually irritating) impulsive and uncontrollable outburst by a problem child or a neurotic adult
    cry
    a fit of weeping
    explosion
    a sudden outburst
    flare
    a sudden outburst of emotion
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    expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion
    expression without words
  3. noun
    a photographic print that has been enlarged
    synonyms: enlargement, magnification
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    exposure, photo, photograph, pic, picture
    a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
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