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implode

[im-plohd] /ɪmˈploʊd/
verb (used without object), imploded, imploding.
1.
to burst inward (opposed to explode).
verb (used with object), imploded, imploding.
2.
Phonetics. to pronounce by implosion.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; im-1 + (ex)plode
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  • This imploding action occurs violently and attacks the face of the impeller.
British Dictionary definitions for imploding

implode

/ɪmˈpləʊd/
verb
1.
to collapse or cause to collapse inwards in a violent manner as a result of external pressure: the vacuum flask imploded
2.
(transitive) to pronounce (a consonant) with or by implosion
Compare explode
Word Origin
C19: from im- + (ex)plode
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Word Origin and History for imploding

implode

v.

1870 (implied in imploded), back-formation from implosion. Related: Imploding.

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