implode

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Back-formation from implosion.

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implode ‎(third-person singular simple present implodes, present participle imploding, simple past and past participle imploded)

  1. (intransitive) To collapse or burst inward violently.
  2. (transitive, computing) To compress (data) with a particular algorithm.
    • 1992, "Steve Tibbett", PKZIP Implode compression/decompression. (on newsgroup comp.compression)
      I'm looking for some code that will implode data using the PKZIP method.. and explode it. PKWare sells an object that you can link with that does the job, and we have licensed this, but we are now writing 32 bit code for MS-DOS and the PKWare stuff won't work []

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implode

  1. third-person singular present indicative of implodere