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English noun: blowup

1. blowup (event) a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction

Synonymsdetonation, explosion

Broader (hypernym)discharge

Narrower (hyponym)airburst, backfire, backfire, big bang, blast, blowback, fragmentation, inflation

2. blowup (communication) an unrestrained expression of emotion

Synonymsebullition, effusion, gush, outburst

Broader (hypernym)expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion

Narrower (hyponym)acting out, cry, explosion, flare

3. blowup (artifact) a photographic print that has been enlarged

Synonymsenlargement, magnification

Broader (hypernym)exposure, photo, photograph, pic, picture

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