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im·plo·sion

 (ĭm-plō′zhən)
n.
1. A violent collapse inward, as of a highly evacuated glass vessel.
2. Violent compression.
3. The inward collapse of a building that is being demolished in a controlled fashion by the weakening and breaking of structural members by explosives.
4. A catastrophic failure: the economy's implosion during the credit crisis.
5. Linguistics The pronunciation of a stop consonant with the breath drawn in.

implosion

(ɪmˈpləʊʒən)
n
1. (General Physics) the act or process of imploding: the implosion of a light bulb.
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics the suction or inhalation of breath employed in the pronunciation of an ingressive consonant

im•plo•sion

(ɪmˈploʊ ʒən)

n.
1. the act of imploding; a bursting inward.
2. the ingressive release of a suction stop. Compare plosion.
[1875–80; im-1 + (ex) plosion]
im•plo′sive (-sɪv) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.implosion - a sudden inward collapse; "the implosion of a light bulb"
collapse - a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in; "the roof is in danger of collapse"; "the collapse of the old star under its own gravity"
gravitational collapse - the implosion of a star resulting from its own gravity; the result is a smaller and denser celestial object
2.implosion - the initial occluded phase of a stop consonant
blockage, occlusion, closure - the act of blocking
occlusive, plosive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, stop consonant, stop - a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are too aspirated"
Translations

implosion

[ɪmˈpləʊʒən] Nimplosión f (also Phon)

implosion

nImplosion f

im·plo·sion

n. implosión.
1. colapso violento hacia adentro como sucede en la evacuación de un vaso;
2. método de tratamiento para el miedo debido a una fobia.
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