verb (used without object), imploded, imploding.
to burst inward (opposed to explode ).
verb (used with object), imploded, imploding.
Phonetics. to pronounce by implosion.

1880–85; im-1 + (ex)plode Unabridged
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implode (ɪmˈpləʊd)
1.  to collapse or cause to collapse inwards in a violent manner as a result of external pressure: the vacuum flask imploded
2.  (tr) to pronounce (a consonant) with or by implosion
[C19: from im- + (ex)plode]

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This imploding action occurs violently and attacks the face of the impeller.
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