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implode

verb [I] uk   /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.
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to fail suddenly and completely and be unable to operate: Their economy is in danger of imploding.
implosion
noun [C or U] uk   /-ˈpləʊ.ʒən/ us    /-ˈploʊ.ʒən/ specialized
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