implode im*plode", v. i. To burst inward; contrasting with {explode}. [PJC]

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  • implode — UK US /ɪmˈpləʊd/ verb [I] ► to fail suddenly and completely: »His campaign imploded during the summer amid charges of mismanagement and overspending. an economy/industry/market implodes »When contracts for the new bridge were being negotiated,… …   Financial and business terms

  • implode — (v.) 1870 (implied in imploded), back formation from IMPLOSION (Cf. implosion). Related: Imploding …   Etymology dictionary

  • implode — [v] collapse inward cave in, fall down, fall in, fold, fold up; concepts 230,316,410,674 …   New thesaurus

  • implode — ► VERB ▪ collapse or cause to collapse violently inwards. DERIVATIVES implosion noun implosive adjective. ORIGIN from IN (Cf. ↑in ) + Latin plodere, plaudere to clap , on the pattern of explode …   English terms dictionary

  • implode — [im plōd′] vt. imploded, imploding [< IN 1 + (EX)PLODE] 1. to cause to burst or collapse inward 2. Phonet. to articulate by implosion vi. to burst or collapse inward …   English World dictionary

  • implode — verb (imploded; imploding) Etymology: 2in + plode (as in explode) Date: 1881 intransitive verb 1. a. to burst inward < a blow causing a vacuum tube to implode > b. to undergo violent compression …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • implode — UK [ɪmˈpləʊd] / US [ɪmˈploʊd] verb Word forms implode : present tense I/you/we/they implode he/she/it implodes present participle imploding past tense imploded past participle imploded 1) [intransitive] if something such as an organization or an… …   English dictionary

  • implode — im|plode [ ım ploud ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive to break up violently and fall inwards, or make something do this: an internal vacuum that caused the vessel to implode 2. ) intransitive if something such as an organization or an… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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