Implosion definition

ĭm-plōzhən
A violent collapse inward, as of a highly evacuated glass vessel.
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Violent compression.
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The inward collapse of a building that is being demolished in a controlled fashion by the weakening and breaking of structural members by explosives.
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A catastrophic failure.

The economy's implosion during the credit crisis.

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(linguistics) The pronunciation of a stop consonant with the breath drawn in.
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The act or an instance of imploding; specif., in phonetics, the sudden rush of air into the pharynx that occurs in the articulation of certain stops found esp. in some African languages.
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The inrush of air in forming a suction stop.
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The action of imploding.
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The act or action of bringing to or as if to a center.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
implosion
Plural:
implosions

Origin of implosion

  • in– (ex)plosion

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