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Synonyms for blowup

a violent release of confined energy, usually accompanied by a loud sound and shock waves

a sudden violent expression, as of emotion

Synonyms for blowup

a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction

a photographic print that has been enlarged

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Many physical phenomena develop singular behavior, for example, boundary layers or blowup solutions.
Blowups come in a variety of forms, but they all share the common ground of embarrassment.
Chen, Analysis of blowup for a nonlinear degenerate parabolic equation, J.
To understand much of what the fires of 1910 meant and how they became a central part of the Forest Service story that powerfully shapes our approach to fire today, one should know the story of forester Ed Pulaski, whose real-life heroics on August 20, 1910 was central to how we remember, and were influenced by, the Big Blowup.
Blowups of important medical records are essential in cases involving misdiagnosed malignant melanoma, where the crucial evidentiary fact is the appearance of cells on a slide.
The enigmatic British-made drama "Blowup" (1966) took the Palme d'Or in Cannes, was Oscar-nommed for director and original screenplay and became a surprise international hit.
But blowUP media's development director Keith Talbot said the company has 200 similar screens across the country including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds.
Rarely is the reason for the blowup the last small irritant--it's really the big picture.
A STEAMY encounter between David Hemmings and supermodel Veruschka in cult '60s film BlowUp has been named the hottest sex scene ever.
The scene from Blowup, in which Hemmings - who plays a photographer - directs the German beauty in a photo shoot topped the list compiled by Premiere.
Drela suggests, "There wasn't one giant blowup but gradual [deterioration] over several minutes.
It's a typically stylish Brian De Palma thriller, based on the Michelangelo Antonioni film BlowUp, with spellbinding photography and fascinating psychological overtones.
The few scribes in the audience had heard about the blowup between the company's board of directors and artistic director Ron Protas over the question of a new leader, Protas's refusal to relinquish control to artistic director-designate Janet Eilber and his threats to prevent the Martha Graham Dance Company from performing the repertoire, to which he controls the rights.
and the existence of standing wave with ground state was stated and a sharp criterion for global existence and blowup of solutions when E(0) < d was established.