Implode meaning

ĭm-plōd
The definition of implode is to collapse or burst inward.

When a country suffers a sudden economic or political collapse, this is an example of when the country implodes.

When a bomb goes off outside and a building collapses inward, this is an example of when it implodes.

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To collapse inward violently.
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To undergo a catastrophic failure.

His career imploded after he was caught lying on camera.

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To demolish (a building) by causing to collapse inward.
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To cause to collapse inward violently.
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To cause to burst or collapse inward.
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To articulate by implosion.
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To burst or collapse inward.
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To link component pieces to a major assembly. It may also refer to compressing data using a particular technique. Contrast with explode.
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Origin of implode

  • in– (ex)plode

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • in- +‎ (ex)plode

    From Wiktionary