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implosive

[im-ploh-siv] /ɪmˈploʊ sɪv/ Phonetics
adjective
1.
characterized by a partial vacuum behind the point of closure.
noun
2.
an implosive stop.
Origin of implosive
1875-1880
1875-80; im-1 + (ex)plosive
Related forms
implosively, adverb
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  • Today there are three main varieties of emotional flooding therapies: bioenergetics, primal therapy, and implosive therapy.

  • implosive therapy asks clients to use imagery to increase, in a controlled manner, feelings that cause emotional distress.

  • implosive therapy is usually done on an individual basis and is comparatively brief, usually lasting less than a dozen sessions.

  • implosive therapy, when effective, can be dramatically effective in a comparatively short time.

British Dictionary definitions for implosive

implosive

/ɪmˈpləʊsɪv/
adjective
1.
pronounced by or with implosion
noun
2.
an implosive consonant
Derived Forms
implosively, adverb
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