(of a picture, photograph, image, etc.) enlarged.
damaged or destroyed by demolition, explosion, etc.: blown-up bridges.
(of a ball, balloon, etc.) inflated.
overexpanded; unduly large: a blown-up sense of importance.

Nearby words

  1. blowing,
  2. blowing wound,
  3. blowiron,
  4. blowlamp,
  5. blown,
  6. blowoff,
  7. blowout,
  8. blowpipe,
  9. blowsy,
  10. blowtorch

Origin of blown-up

First recorded in 1860–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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