Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To collapse inward violently.
  • intransitive verb To undergo a catastrophic failure.
  • intransitive verb To cause to collapse inward violently.
  • intransitive verb To demolish (a building) by causing to collapse inward.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To burst inward: opposed to explode.
  • To pronounce by implosion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To burst inward; contrasting with explode.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb to collapse or burst inward violently

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb burst inward

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

in-2 + (ex)plode.

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