implosive

[im-ploh-siv] Phonetics.
adjective
1.
characterized by a partial vacuum behind the point of closure.
noun
2.
an implosive stop.

Origin:
1875–80; im-1 + (ex)plosive

implosively, adverb
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implosive (ɪmˈpləʊsɪv)
 
adj
1.  pronounced by or with implosion
 
n
2.  an implosive consonant
 
im'plosively
 
adv

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Example sentences
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.
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