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implosive

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

First recorded in 1875–80; im-1 + (ex)plosive

OTHER WORDS FROM implosive

im·plo·sive·ly, adverb
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How to use implosive in a sentence

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

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

  • 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
/ (ɪmˈpləʊsɪv) /

adjective
pronounced by or with implosion
noun
an implosive consonant

Derived forms of implosive

implosively, adverb
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