implode - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/ɪmˈpləʊd/
present tense
I/you/we/theyimplode
he/she/itimplodes
present participleimploding
past tenseimploded
past participleimploded
  1. 1
    [intransitive] if something such as an organization or an economic system implodes, it is completely destroyed by things that are happening within it
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to break up violently and fall inwards, or make something do this

    an internal vacuum that caused the vessel to implode