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IMPLODE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does implode mean? 

IMPLODE (verb)
  The verb IMPLODE has 1 sense:

1. burst inward

  Familiarity information: IMPLODE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


IMPLODE (verb)


Sense 1implode [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Burst inward

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

implode; go off

Context example:

The bottle imploded

Hypernyms (to "implode" is one way to...):

break; cave in; collapse; fall in; founder; give; give way (break down, literally or metaphorically)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something

Antonym:

explode (burst outward, usually with noise)


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