Definition of implode verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    implode

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ɪmˈploʊd//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they implode
     
    he / she / it implodes
     
    past simple imploded
     
    -ing form imploding
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] to burst or explode and collapse into the center
  2. 2[intransitive] (of an organization, a system, etc.) to fail suddenly and completely
NAmE//ɪmˈploʊʒn//
 
noun [countable, uncountable]
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