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IMPLOSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does implosion mean? 

IMPLOSION (noun)
  The noun IMPLOSION has 2 senses:

1. a sudden inward collapse
2. the initial occluded phase of a stop consonant

  Familiarity information: IMPLOSION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


IMPLOSION (noun)


Sense 1implosion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sudden inward collapse

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context example:

the implosion of a light bulb

Hypernyms ("implosion" is a kind of...):

collapse (a mishap caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "implosion"):

gravitational collapse (the implosion of a star resulting from its own gravity; the result is a smaller and denser celestial object)


Sense 2implosion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The initial occluded phase of a stop consonant

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("implosion" is a kind of...):

blockage; closure; occlusion (the act of blocking)

Holonyms ("implosion" is a part of...):

occlusive; plosive; plosive consonant; plosive speech sound; stop; stop consonant (a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it)


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