implosion

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implosion

[im′plō·zhən]
(chemistry)
The sudden reduction of pressure by chemical reaction or change of state which causes an inrushing of the surrounding medium.
(physics)
A bursting inward, as in the inward collapse of an evacuated container (such as the glass envelope of a cathode-ray tube) or the compression of fissionable material by ordinary explosives in a nuclear weapon.