Definition of implosion
implosiveplay \im-ˈplō-siv, -ziv\ adjective or noun
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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—
Thousands crowded together on rooftops and overpasses to get a view of the early-morning implosion.
Other institutions are also moving toward the Struve way, testing for exposure to shocks several decimal points beyond the seven-sigma probability Gumerlock and others attach to the Long-Term implosion.
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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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