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blow-out
1. A wind-eroded section of a sand dune that has been largely stabilized by vegetation. Erosion results from a break in the vegetation cover, typically caused by overgrazing or recreational pressure. A parabolic dune may result.

2. The sudden, often catastrophic release of oil and gas that results from the failure of equipment regulating the flow from a well.

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blow-out

blow-out Wind-eroded section of a sand dune that has been largely stabilized by vegetation. Erosion results from a break in the vegetation cover, due typically to over-grazing or to recreational pressure. A parabolic dune may result.

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