HyperDic: blowup

English > 3 senses of the word blowup:
NOUNeventblowup, explosion, detonationa violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
communicationblowup, effusion, gush, outburst, ebullitionan unrestrained / unrestrained expression / expression of emotion
artifactblowup, enlargement, magnificationa photographic print that has been enlarged
blowup > pronunciation
Soundsblow'ah.p
Rhymesarchbishop ... worship: 69 rhymes with ahp...
English > blowup: 3 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction.
Synonymsexplosion, detonation
NarrowerairburstAn explosion in the atmosphere
backfireA 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
blastAn explosion (as of dynamite)
blowback, backfireThe backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired
fragmentationThe 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
BroaderdischargeThe sudden giving off of energy
Spanishdetonación, explosion, explosión
Catalandetonació, explosió
Verbsblow upcause to burst with a violent release of energy
English > blowup: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningAn unrestrained / unrestrained expression / expression of emotion.
Synonymseffusion, gush, outburst, ebullition
Narroweracting outA (usually irritating) impulsive and uncontrollable outburst by a problem child or a neurotic adult
cryA fit of weeping
explosionA sudden outburst
flareA sudden outburst of emotion
Broaderexpression, manifestation, reflection, reflexionexpression without words
Spanishacceso, arranque, arrebatamiento, arrebato, chorreo, ebullición, efusión, estallido
Catalanarravatament, efusió, rampell, ravata
Verbsblow upget very angry and fly into a rage / rage
English > blowup: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA photographic print that has been enlarged.
Synonymsenlargement, magnification
Broaderphotograph, photo, exposure, picture, picA representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide
Spanishampliación
Catalanampliació
Verbsblow upmake large

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