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BLOWBACK

 Dictionary entry overview: What does blowback mean? 

BLOWBACK (noun)
  The noun BLOWBACK has 2 senses:

1. the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired
2. misinformation resulting from the recirculation into the source country of disinformation previously planted abroad by that country's intelligence service

  Familiarity information: BLOWBACK used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BLOWBACK (noun)


Sense 1blowback [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

backfire; blowback

Hypernyms ("blowback" is a kind of...):

blowup; detonation; explosion (a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "blowback"):

back-blast; backblast (backfire from a recoilless weapon)


Sense 2blowback [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Misinformation resulting from the recirculation into the source country of disinformation previously planted abroad by that country's intelligence service

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("blowback" is a kind of...):

misinformation (information that is incorrect)


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