implosion: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (im-plō'zhun), [key]
- the act of imploding; a bursting inward (opposed to explosion).
- 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. Cf. plosion.
- implosion (Thesaurus)