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implode

[ im-plohd ]
/ 瑟m藞plo蕣d /
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verb (used without object), im路plod路ed, im路plod路ing.
to burst inward (opposed to explode).
verb (used with object), im路plod路ed, im路plod路ing.
Phonetics. to pronounce by implosion.
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Origin of implode

First recorded in 1880鈥85; im-1 + (ex)plode
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British Dictionary definitions for implode

implode
/ (瑟m藞pl蓹蕣d) /

verb
to collapse or cause to collapse inwards in a violent manner as a result of external pressurethe vacuum flask imploded
(tr) to pronounce (a consonant) with or by implosion
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Word Origin for implode

C19: from im- + (ex) plode
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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