implosion


im·plo·sion

noun \im-ˈplō-zhən\

Definition of IMPLOSION

1
:  the inrush of air in forming a suction stop
2
:  the action of imploding
3
:  the act or action of bringing to or as if to a center; also :  integration <this implosion of cultures makes realistic for the first time the age-old vision of a world culture — Kenneth Keniston>
im·plo·sive \-ˈplō-siv, -ziv\ adjective or noun

Origin of IMPLOSION

2in- + -plosion (as in explosion)
First Known Use: 1877

Rhymes with IMPLOSION

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