- the occlusive phase of stop consonants.
- (of a stop consonant) the nasal release heard in the common pronunciation of eaten, sudden, or mitten, in which the vowel of the final syllable is greatly reduced.
- the ingressive release of a suction stop.Compare plosion.
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No one should try to view the implosion in person, county officials said.Rosslyn’s Holiday Inn building will be imploded Sunday morning|Justin Wm. Moyer|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
The implosion was the indirect result of the collapse, one day previously, of Topshop owner Arcadia Group.COVID-19 chaos: U.K. retail giants Arcadia and Debenhams collapse, threatening 25,000 jobs|David Meyer|December 1, 2020|Fortune
The changes come after the implosion of Wirecard, the fintech that was a DAX member for two years despite repeated allegations of irregularities.Reeling from the Wirecard scandal, Germany’s DAX is getting its largest overhaul ever|kdunn6|November 24, 2020|Fortune
This has tallied not with the 20th century but more pointedly with the period between the start of the Cold War and the current implosion of the liberal world order.As The World Watches US Election, The Appeal Of America Is Diminished|LGBTQ-Editor|November 2, 2020|No Straight News
In fact, only in the 1970s and then again following the dot-com bubble implosion were there sustained periods of weak dollar and weak stock price performance, as the chart here shows.Global stocks falter as COVID deaths and tonight’s presidential debate take center stage|Bernhard Warner|September 29, 2020|Fortune
After the implosion of the project, Harris relocated to a commercial apple orchard in upstate New York.A ‘Truman Show’ For Today: The Return of Josh Harris|Anthony Haden-Guest|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And with Still-House it was the act of striking the match…the photographs of flames…the violent implosion of the oil barrels.The Art World’s New Gang War|Anthony Haden-Guest|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The tsunami of value destruction would dwarf the Lehman Brothers implosion, says Daniel Gross.Debt-Limit Disaster Is Exponentially Worse Than 2008 Lehman Debacle|Daniel Gross|October 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The last four years have witnessed an astonishing implosion of a previously unquestioned investment strategy.Don't Go to Business School!|Megan McArdle|January 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But these stories always end the same way, with the implosion of the would-be demagogue.‘Armed Mafia Are Stalking Us’—Conspiracy Peddler Alex Jones Melts Down|John Avlon|January 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In ten minutes, she had the slow-implosion capsule out of the hopper of a battered old Aldebaranese cargo ship.Equation of Doom|Gerald Vance