blowup

Primary Meanings of blowup

1.
n
a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
2.
n
a photographic print that has been enlarged
Full Definitions of blowup
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n a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction

Synonyms:
detonation, explosion
Types:
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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
Type of:
discharge
the sudden giving off of energy

n an unrestrained expression of emotion

Synonyms:
ebullition, effusion, gush, outburst
Types:
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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
Type of:
expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion
expression without words
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n a photographic print that has been enlarged

Synonyms:
enlargement, magnification
Type of:
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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