Definition of Implode

1. Verb. Burst inward. "The bottle imploded"

Exact synonyms: Go Off
Generic synonyms: Break, Cave In, Collapse, Fall In, Founder, Give, Give Way
Antonyms: Explode
Derivative terms: Implosion, Implosion



Definition of Implode

1. Verb. to collapse or burst inward violently ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Implode

1. to collapse inward [v -PLODED, -PLODING, -PLODES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Implode

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implicitly
implicitness
implicitnesses
implicity
implied
implied consent
implied line
implied odds
implied trust
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impliest
implieth
implike
implode (current term)
imploded
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imploration
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implorators
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implorer
implorers
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Literary usage of Implode

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1. Architecture Goes Wild by Kas Oosterhuis (2002)
"... improbable of all possible events. ln essence all the loose parts which later on implode into the building, are free to choose any direction they like. ..."

2. Apocalypse Prophesied: From Eden to New Jerusalem: God's Plan for Humanity by Herbert R. Stollorz (2006)
"They would implode in a chain reaction that would collapse the whole universe so that nothing would exist. It would be like taking the iron - only one ..."

3. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of ChangeTe (1992)
"... should be aware that the pressure at great depth can cause bulbs to implode; divers have been cut when changing bulbs in deep water. ..."

4. Energy Efficiency: Challenges and Trends for Electric Utilities (1993)
"The credibility of an MTW threat may fade (for example, North Korea may implode). If so, the need to justify forces more than enough to meet the residual ..."

5. A Very Public Offering: A Rebel's Story of Business Excess, Success, and by Stephan Paternot, Andrew Essex (2001)
"They were ready to implode, their multitasking capacity having reached critical mass. The quarter's about to close, and we were ahead of the thing, but now, ..."

6. Frontiers of Engineering: Reports on Leading-edge Engineering from the 2005 by Nae, National Academy of Engineering (2006)
"... creating clusters of bubbles, which greatly expand during the low-pressure conditions, and then, as the pressure begins to increase again, implode, ..."

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