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Definition of "implode" []

  • To collapse inward violently. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause to collapse inward violently. (verb-transitive)
  • To demolish (a building) by causing to collapse inward. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "implode" in a sentence
  • "You are about to implode from the weight of your own uselessness."
  • "The system would implode from the bon mots and snark."
  • "A revolt will soon follow once all these situations come to a head; this will surely cause us as Americans to implode from the inside and make us vulnerable to outside forces."