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Definition 1: a photographic print that has been enlarged - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for blowup in the sense of this definition

(blowup is a kind of ...) a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide or in digital format

Definition 2: an unrestrained expression of emotion - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for blowup in the sense of this definition

(blowup is a kind of ...) expression without words

"tears are an expression of grief" "the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition"

(... is a kind of blowup ) a (usually irritating) impulsive and uncontrollable outburst by a problem child or a neurotic adult

(... is a kind of blowup ) a fit of weeping

"had a good cry"

(... is a kind of blowup ) a sudden outburst

"an explosion of laughter" "an explosion of rage"

(... is a kind of blowup ) a sudden outburst of emotion

"she felt a flare of delight" "she could not control her flare of rage"

Definition 3: a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for blowup in the sense of this definition

(blowup is a kind of ...) the sudden giving off of energy

(... is a kind of blowup ) an explosion in the atmosphere

(... is a kind of blowup ) an explosion (as of dynamite)

(... is a kind of blowup ) a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine

(... is a kind of blowup ) (cosmology) the cosmic explosion that is hypothesized to have marked the origin of the universe

(... is a kind of blowup ) the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired

(... is a kind of blowup ) the scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes

(... is a kind of blowup ) (cosmology) a brief exponential expansion of the universe (faster than the speed of light) postulated to have occurred shortly after the big bang

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