implosion

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noun im·plo·sion \im-ˈplō-zhən\

Definition of implosion

  1. 1 :  the inrush of air in forming a suction stop

  2. 2 :  the action of imploding

  3. 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

Origin and Etymology of implosion

2in- + -plosion (as in explosion)


First Known Use: 1877



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