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 ).

1915–20; shortened form of explosion Unabridged
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plosion (ˈpləʊʒən)
phonetics Also called: explosion the sound of an abrupt break or closure, esp the audible release of a stop

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Example sentences
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.
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