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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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