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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
Translations of “implode”
in Chinese (Traditional) 向內坍塌, 內爆, 崩潰…
in Chinese (Simplified) 向心压挤, 内爆, 崩溃…
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