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[ploh-zhuh n] /ˈploʊ ʒən/
noun, Phonetics
the forced release of the occlusive phase of a plosive, whether voiceless or voiced, either audible due to frication or inaudible due to a contiguous following consonant.
Also called explosion.
Compare implosion (def 2).
Origin of plosion
1915-20; shortened form of explosion Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The aluminum louver in the boiler room had either blown out or melted as a result of the fire following the initial ex-plosion.
  • The gas bad been escaping and an ex plosion followed.
British Dictionary definitions for plosion


(phonetics) the sound of an abrupt break or closure, esp the audible release of a stop Also called explosion
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