Definition of Blowup

1. Noun. A violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction.

Exact synonyms: Detonation, Explosion
Generic synonyms: Discharge
Specialized synonyms: Airburst, Blast, Backfire, Big Bang, Backfire, Blowback, Fragmentation, Inflation
Derivative terms: Blow Up, Detonate, Explode



2. Noun. An unrestrained expression of emotion.
Exact synonyms: Ebullition, Effusion, Gush, Outburst
Generic synonyms: Expression, Manifestation, Reflection, Reflexion
Specialized synonyms: Acting Out, Cry, Explosion, Flare
Derivative terms: Blow Up, Effuse, Gush, Gushy

3. Noun. A photographic print that has been enlarged.
Exact synonyms: Enlargement, Magnification
Generic synonyms: Exposure, Photo, Photograph, Pic, Picture
Derivative terms: Blow Up, Enlarge, Magnify, Magnify

Definition of Blowup

1. Noun. An explosion, or violent outburst ¹

2. Noun. (photography) An enlargement ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blowup

1. an explosion [n -S] - See also: explosion

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blowup

blowsed
blowses
blowsier
blowsiest
blowsily
blowsiness
blowsy
blowth
blowths
blowtorch
blowtorched
blowtorches
blowtorching
blowtube
blowtubes
blowup (current term)
blowups
blowy
blowze
blowzed
blowzes
blowzier
blowziest
blowzily
blowzy
blub
blubbed
blubber
blubber finger
blubber out

Literary usage of Blowup

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1. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of ChangeTechnology (1992)
"blowup blowup is the uncontrolled ascent of a diver from depth; ... blowup occurs when the diving dress or suit becomes overinflated or the diver loses hold ..."

2. U. S. Navy Diving Manual: Air DivingSports & Recreation (1999)
"blowup can lead to serious problems, including arterial gas embolism, ... Modern diving equipment is designed to minimize the chance of blowup. ..."

3. An explanation of the Psalms, as read in the liturgy of the Church by James Slade (1847)
"blowup the trumpet?—In the new moon ?—Our solemn feast day; what feast ? — A statute?—In Joseph fora testimony?—A strange language? —Explain ver. 6. ..."

4. Europe and America Beyond 2000 by Pierre Hassner, Gregory F. Treverton (1990)
"Nor is it certain that if a blowup occurs, the pattern of responses across ... If a blowup did not occur for a few years, the United States might then have ..."

5. Partial Evaluation and Automatic Program Generation by Neil D. Jones, Carsten K. Gomard, Peter Sestoft (1993)
"The left hand side of Figure 6.1 depicts the time blowup occurring when running programs in language L2, where using earlier notation the time blowup is a{ ..."

6. The Inspector, Literary Magazine and Review (1827)
"That was Lady blowup, I suppose? ... To think," resumed Mrs. Calendar, " to think of the splendor ' and style poor dear Lady blowup lived in ! to think of ..."

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