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implode

División en sílabas: im·plode
Pronunciación: /imˈplōd
 
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Definición de implode en inglés:

verbo

1Collapse or cause to collapse violently inward: [no object]: the windows on both sides of the room had imploded [with object]: these forces would implode the pellet to a density 100 times higher than that of lead
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The window to my left bowed inwards, then imploded in a spray of bottle-green glass and the carriage jerked violently to the side under me, slamming me into the upholstered wall.
  • The south tower collapsed on itself, imploding with a force that sent up a cloud of dust and debris so dense it could be seen by satellites orbiting Earth.
  • The plasma flying out from the ablation layer implodes the fuel, compressing its density about a thousand times and causing it to burn.
2 [with object] Phonetics Utter or pronounce (a consonant) with a sharp intake of air.

Origen

late 19th century: from in-2 'within' + Latin plodere, plaudere 'to clap', on the pattern of explode.

More
  • explode from (mid 16th century):

    In Roman days bad performers were exploded, for explode comes from Latin explodere ‘to drive off with hissing or clapping, to boo off the stage’, from ex- ‘out’ and plaudere ‘to clap’ ( see plaudit). Early meanings of explode were ‘to reject scornfully’, and ‘to show to be false’ (still used in phrases like explode a theory). The modern sense appeared in the late 18th century via the sense ‘to force out violently and noisily’. Implode was formed on the pattern of explode in the late 19th century using in- ‘within’.

Derivados

implosion

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Example sentences
  • We've compiled a list of the most significant implosions of the recent past and the stories surrounding them.
  • While we don't often hear about them, there are plenty of implosions happening in Europe.
  • Even though all the buildings had exactly the same design, blasters handled the implosions differently for each phase.

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