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Meaning of blowout

blow•out

Pronunciation: (blō'out"), [key]
— n.
  1. a sudden bursting or rupture of an automobile tire.
  2. a sudden or violent escape of air, steam, or the like.
  3. a hollow formed in a region of shifting sands or light soil by the action of the wind.
  4. an uncontrollable escape of oil, gas, or water from a well.
  5. flame-out.
  6. a lavish party or entertainment.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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