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im·plode

 (ĭm-plōd′)
v. im·plod·ed, im·plod·ing, im·plodes
v.intr.
1. To collapse inward violently.
2. To undergo a catastrophic failure: His career imploded after he was caught lying on camera.
v.tr.
1. To cause to collapse inward violently.
2. To demolish (a building) by causing to collapse inward.

implode

(ɪmˈpləʊd)
vb
1. (General Physics) to collapse or cause to collapse inwards in a violent manner as a result of external pressure: the vacuum flask imploded.
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) (tr) to pronounce (a consonant) with or by implosion
[C19: from im- + (ex)plode]

im•plode

(ɪmˈploʊd)

v. -plod•ed, -plod•ing. v.i.
1. to burst inward (opposed to explode).
v.t.
2. to pronounce (a consonant) with implosion.
[1880–85; im-1 + (ex) plode]

implode


Past participle: imploded
Gerund: imploding

Imperative
implode
implode
Present
I implode
you implode
he/she/it implodes
we implode
you implode
they implode
Preterite
I imploded
you imploded
he/she/it imploded
we imploded
you imploded
they imploded
Present Continuous
I am imploding
you are imploding
he/she/it is imploding
we are imploding
you are imploding
they are imploding
Present Perfect
I have imploded
you have imploded
he/she/it has imploded
we have imploded
you have imploded
they have imploded
Past Continuous
I was imploding
you were imploding
he/she/it was imploding
we were imploding
you were imploding
they were imploding
Past Perfect
I had imploded
you had imploded
he/she/it had imploded
we had imploded
you had imploded
they had imploded
Future
I will implode
you will implode
he/she/it will implode
we will implode
you will implode
they will implode
Future Perfect
I will have imploded
you will have imploded
he/she/it will have imploded
we will have imploded
you will have imploded
they will have imploded
Future Continuous
I will be imploding
you will be imploding
he/she/it will be imploding
we will be imploding
you will be imploding
they will be imploding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been imploding
you have been imploding
he/she/it has been imploding
we have been imploding
you have been imploding
they have been imploding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been imploding
you will have been imploding
he/she/it will have been imploding
we will have been imploding
you will have been imploding
they will have been imploding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been imploding
you had been imploding
he/she/it had been imploding
we had been imploding
you had been imploding
they had been imploding
Conditional
I would implode
you would implode
he/she/it would implode
we would implode
you would implode
they would implode
Past Conditional
I would have imploded
you would have imploded
he/she/it would have imploded
we would have imploded
you would have imploded
they would have imploded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.implode - burst inward; "The bottle imploded"
cave in, collapse, fall in, give way, founder, give, break - break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"
explode, burst - burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle exploded"
Translations

implode

[ɪmˈpləʊd]
A. VT
2. (Phon) → pronunciar implosivamente
B. VIimplosionar

implode

[ɪmˈpləʊd] vi
[thing] → imploser
(= collapse) [organization, system] → imploser

implode

vt (Ling) → als Verschlusslaut or Explosivlaut sprechen
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My biggest concern is that if Pakistan gets to a point where it implodes, you've got a country that could be an Islamist, theocratic country with nuclear weapons which could both use them and proliferate them.
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The star's core implodes while its outer layers blast into space.