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- n. - A burstion inwards, as of a vessel from which the air
has been exhausted; -- contrasted with explosion.
- n. - A sudden compression of the air in the mouth,
simultaneously with and affecting the sound made by the closure of the
organs in uttering p, t, or k, at the end of a syllable (see Guide to
Pronunciation, //159, 189); also, a similar compression made by an
upward thrust of the larynx without any accompanying explosive action,
as in the peculiar sound of b, d, and g, heard in Southern Germany.
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