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implode
(v)
im-PLODE
Meaning

burst inward; collapse inward as if crushed by external pressure

1st Sample Sentence

If a submarine plunges to too great a depth, there is a danger that the water pressure may cause it to implode.

Root

in (into, in, on, upon)#plaudere (to applaud) (Latin)

Mnemonics

ex-'out'+plode-'burst'. so im-'in, inwards'+plode-'burst'. so implode means burst inwards