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Noun: implosion  im'plow-zhun
  1. A sudden inward collapse
    "the implosion of a light bulb"
  2. The initial occluded phase of a stop consonant

Derived forms: implosions

Type of: blockage, closure, collapse, occlusion

Part of: occlusive, plosive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, stop, stop consonant

Encyclopedia: Implosion