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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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banality only a cover for the weird shapes you get with blowups of undifferentiated front teeth, or the strange blue-black color combination in comic-book wavy hair?
Blanco's private office is a museum of his cases, with blowups of signatures on weapons documents, handwritten drug sale records and lists of equipment for disposing of bodies.
In recent times, the primary stock markets in Asia have not seen many IPOs, biotech or otherwise, as broker scandals in India, depressed trade volumes in China, clinical trial blowups, bankruptcies, and dwindling cash flows kept the industry on tenterhooks right through 2002," says Frost & Sullivan Program Manager Balaji K.
The result of this mix is, to my eye, an odd sort of tinniness: Like the diagrammatic notations that accompany them on the surrounding walls, the paintings give the impression of being blowups, perhaps meant to reveal all those finicky little details that would have been too hard to see at their true scale.
Our focus on credit quality helped us to avoid the blowups among investment grade companies in 2002, and should serve us well as the economy continues its recovery.
His enormous blowups of porn images, downloaded from websites and computer-manipulated into near oblivion, were nasty and almost nightmarish.
For the exhibit, six-foot blowups of selected Living Lens images will also be hung in Metreon windows.
There have been recent blowups, but that was not the technology that we're talking about here," said Webb.