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implosive

[im-ploh-siv] /ɪmˈploʊ sɪv/
adjective
1.
characterized by a partial vacuum behind the point of closure.
noun
2.
an implosive stop.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; im-1 + (ex)plosive
Related forms
implosively, adverb
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Examples from the web for implosive
  • Dave is described as implosive, an accident waiting to happen because of repressed rage.
  • Only properly trained personnel holding a current certification shall be allowed to perform implosive operations.
  • Thus, excessive physical vacuums or pressures and chemical explosive or implosive mixtures must be avoided.
  • Deviations from the inflation target would result in explosive or implosive paths of inflation since.
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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