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See also: build up and build-up


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build +‎ up, from the verb phrase.


buildup (countable and uncountable, plural buildups)

  1. An accumulation; an increase; a gradual development.
    Snow buildup on roads makes for hazardous driving.
    There was a buildup of pressure in the boiler.
  2. (dentistry) The construction of a composite core to repair a damaged tooth.
    • 2017, Jose-Luis Ruiz, Supra-Gingival Minimally Invasive Dentistry (page 103)
      Blocking undercuts out with bonded flowable composite is an option, but the time involved doing a buildup, plus the additional complication to provisionalize, make this option less desirable (Figure 6.19e).