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implosive

Line breaks: im¦plo|sive
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpləʊsɪv
 
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Definition of implosive in English:

adjective

1Formed by implosion; tending to implode.
Example sentences
  • There are several advantages in using an implosive source for seismic imaging beneath the seafloor.
  • The hydraulic press doesn't present the fire or safety hazard the implosive sleeve process does.
  • We propose to continue, and hopefully complete, development of an implosive seismic source which can be used on the seafloor.
2 Phonetics Denoting a type of consonant produced in the glottis with an ingressive air flow.
Example sentences
  • She is never given to hysteria, or explosive passion, as much as she is to exploring implosive energy that builds, as if by stealth, into something more meaningful and inevitable.
  • Empty trances differ from mystical illumination in being implosive rather than infusive absorptions; moreover, trances are dense and dark rather than ethereal and bright.
  • This translation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into Fula includes implosive consonants.

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