Definition of implode
- a blow causing a vacuum tube to implode
- massive stars which implode
- the firm … imploded from greed and factionalism
- —Jan Hoffman
a controlled demolition during which the entire building imploded in a matter of seconds
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: to collapse inward in a very sudden and violent way
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