implosion

noun im·plo·sion \ im-ˈplō-zhən \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

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

implosive

play \im-ˈplō-siv, -ziv\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of implosion

2in- + -plosion (as in explosion)



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