Implode



[im-plohd]

verb (used without object), imploded, imploding.
1.
to burst inward (opposed to ).
verb (used with object), imploded, imploding.
2.
Phonetics. to pronounce by .
/ɪmˈpləʊd/
verb
1.
to collapse or cause to collapse inwards in a violent manner as a result of external pressure: the vacuum flask imploded
2.
(transitive) to pronounce (a consonant) with or by implosion
v.

1870 (implied in imploded), back-formation from implosion. Related: Imploding.

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