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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to collapse or burst inward violently

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To burst inward; contrasting with explode.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • v. burst inward

Etymologies

in-2 + (ex)plode.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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