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/ ˈploʊ ʒən /
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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.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Also called explosion .
Compare implosion (def. 2).
Origin of plosion
First recorded in 1915–20; shortening of explosion
Words nearby plosion
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British Dictionary definitions for plosion
/ (ˈpləʊʒən) /
phonetics the sound of an abrupt break or closure, esp the audible release of a stopAlso called: explosion
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