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implosive

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

First recorded in 1875–80; im-1 + (ex)plosive
Related formsim·plo·sive·ly, adverb
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Related Words for implosive

click, consonant, liquid, phone, sonant, affricate, diphthong, fricative, implosive, plosive, sibilant, spirant, syllable, vocable

Examples from the Web for implosive

Historical Examples of implosive

  • Today there are three main varieties of emotional flooding therapies: bioenergetics, primal therapy, and implosive therapy.

    When You Don't Know Where to Turn

    Steven J. Bartlett

  • Implosive therapy asks clients to use imagery to increase, in a controlled manner, feelings that cause emotional distress.

  • Implosive therapy is usually done on an individual basis and is comparatively brief, usually lasting less than a dozen sessions.

  • Implosive therapy, when effective, can be dramatically effective in a comparatively short time.


British Dictionary definitions for implosive

implosive

adjective
  1. pronounced by or with implosion
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noun
  1. an implosive consonant
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Derived Formsimplosively, adverb
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