Definition of Implosion

1. Noun. A sudden inward collapse. "The implosion of a light bulb"

Generic synonyms: Collapse
Specialized synonyms: Gravitational Collapse
Derivative terms: Implode



2. Noun. The initial occluded phase of a stop consonant.
Generic synonyms: Blockage, Closure, Occlusion
Group relationships: Occlusive, Plosive, Plosive Consonant, Plosive Speech Sound, Stop, Stop Consonant
Derivative terms: Implode

Definition of Implosion

1. n. A bursting inwards, as of a vessel from which the air has been exhausted; -- contrasted with explosion.

Definition of Implosion

1. Noun. The inrush of air in forming a suction stop. ¹

2. Noun. The action of imploding. ¹

3. Noun. The act or action of bringing to or as if to a center. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Implosion

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Medical Definition of Implosion

1. 1. A sudden collapse, as of an evacuated vessel, in which there is a bursting inward rather than outward as in explosion. 2. A type of behaviour therapy, similar to flooding, during which the patient is given massive exposure to extreme anxiety-arousing stimuli by being asked to describe, and thus relive in his imagination, those life events or situations typically producing these overwhelming emotional reactions. As the patient does so, the therapist attempts to extinguish the future influence of such unconscious material over the patient's behaviour and feelings, and previous avoidance responses to the stimuli are replaced by more appropriate responses. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Implosion

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Literary usage of Implosion

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1. On Early English Pronunciation: With Special Reference to Shakespeare and by Alexander John Ellis, William Salesbury, Johann Andreas Schmeller, Francis James Child, Alexander Barclay, Johan Winkler (1874)
"1, symbols of inspiration ('ยก), implosion ("h), click (Jh), fiants (lh), whisper ("h), voice ("h). p. 1129, col. 1, abbreviations of these by the omission ..."

2. Even Anchors Need Lifelines: Public Libraries in Adult Literacy by Gail Spangenberg (1996)
"This should be done to prevent a major implosion of the field. It can be achieved most quickly through federal and state legislation. ..."

3. The Manhattan Project: Making the Atomic Bomb by F. G. Gosling (1999)
"Early implosion Work Parsons assigned implosion studies a low priority and ... Consequently, Seth H. Neddermeyer performed his early implosion tests in ..."

4. Tomorrow's Women by Helen Wilkinson, Melanie Howard (1997)
"impLosion: Frustrated Fran Frustrated Fran has grown up believing that feminism should by now be delivering results: her pay should be equal to that of her ..."

5. Technical Issues Related to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty by National Academy of Sciences Staff, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (2002)
"U-235 can also be used in implosion-type weapons, which require considerably less of this material than do gun-type devices. This approach, then, increases ..."

6. Preventing Catastrophic Nuclear Terrorism by Charles D. Ferguson (2006)
"In contrast to a gun-type bomb, an implosion-type bomb can use either plutonium or HEU. This bomb rapidly implodes, or squeezes, the fissile material into a ..."

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