Dictionary.com

implosion

[ im-ploh-zhuhn ]
/ ɪmˈploʊ ʒən /
Save This Word!

noun

the act of imploding; a bursting inward (opposed to explosion).
Phonetics.
  1. the occlusive phase of stop consonants.
  2. (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.
  3. the ingressive release of a suction stop.Compare plosion.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE 12 TYPES OF VERB TENSES!

Loosen up your grammar muscles because it’s time to test your knowledge on verb tenses!
Question 1 of 6
The verb tenses can be split into which 3 primary categories?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of implosion

First recorded in 1875–80; im-1 + (ex)plosion
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use implosion in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for implosion

implosion
/ (ɪmˈpləʊʒən) /

noun

the act or process of implodingthe implosion of a light bulb
phonetics the suction or inhalation of breath employed in the pronunciation of an ingressive consonant
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for implosion

implosion
[ ĭm-plōzhən ]

n.

A type of behavior therapy in which the patient is repeatedly subjected to anxiety-arousing stimuli while the therapist attempts to extinguish the patient's anxiety and anxious behavior and replace them with more appropriate responses.
A bursting inward rather than outward.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK