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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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plosiveplo‧sive /ˈpləʊsɪv $ ˈploʊ-/ noun [countable]  technicalSL a consonant sound that is made by completely stopping the flow of air out of your mouth and then suddenly letting it out, as when saying /b/ or /t/plosive adjective
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plosiveA clearer case of neutralisation can be found in the case of plosives following s in syllable-initial position.Notice that of the plosives and fricatives there is one voiceless set and one voiced set.
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