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English definition of “implode”

implode

verb [I]     /ɪmˈpləʊd/ US  /-ˈploʊd/
specialized physics to fall towards the inside with force: The vacuum inside the tube caused it to implode when the external air pressure was increased. → Compare explodeExploding and erupting to fail suddenly and completely and be unable to operate: Their economy is in danger of imploding.FunctioningPerforming a function implosion     /-ˈpləʊ.ʒən/ US  /-ˈploʊ.ʒən/ noun [C or U] specialized
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