Definition of implosion
implosiveplay \im-ˈplō-siv, -ziv\ adjective or noun
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This story, like the organizational implosion at Uber, is hugely consequential.
According to the New York Times, the implosion of the Fyre Festival in April helped expose McFarland’s deception and led to his arrest.
Beijing, meanwhile, is more worried about a North Korean regime implosion.
First there was the very public implosion of his short marriage to Amber Heard, who claimed the actor had physically abused her.
Chief Executive Officer David Cordani laid out his plan to reach ambitious earnings goals after the implosion of the health insurer’s mega-merger with Anthem Inc.: increasing sales to seniors and to mid-sized employers.
While this implosion was accelerated by the 2013 death of Chavez and the 2014 drop in the price of oil, which accounts for nearly all Venezuela’s export revenue, it can be traced in part to the Venezuelan government’s failed socialist policies—
The win prevented a sweep by the Royals and restored equilibrium to the Tribe after Saturday's 12-5 loss that featured three errors, a fifth-inning implosion by Carlos Carrasco and 13 hits by the Royals.
While this implosion was accelerated by the 2013 death of Chavez and the 2014 drop in the price of oil, which accounts for nearly all Venezuela’s export revenue, it can be traced in part to the Venezuelan government’s failed socialist policies—price and currency controls, farm and factory nationalizations, government control of food distribution, and the like.
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Origin and Etymology of implosion
2in- + -plosion (as in explosion)
First Known Use: 1877See Words from the same year
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