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plo•sion



Pronunciation: (plō'zhun), [key]
n. Phonet.
the forced release of the occlusive phase of a plosive, whether voiceless or unvoiced, either audible due to frication or inaudible due to a contiguous following consonant. Also called explosion. Cf. implosion (def. 2).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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