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implode

verb bankrupt, blow-up, cave, cave in, close, collapse, deflate, disintegrate, end, ended abruptly, fold, fold up, terminate
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These preliminary data are intriguing, and our results provide support for the hypothesis that patients with migraine that is characterized by imploding and ocular headaches are more responsive to botulinum toxin type A than those with migraine characterized by exploding headaches," the authors write.
Indeed, the new data provide "indirect evidence" of temperatures of hundreds of thousands of degrees K inside the imploding bubbles, adds Lawrence A.
Goodman also questioned the repair of the windows, that required a capillary tube to be installed to keep the insulating argon gas from "bunching" and imploding.
In an implosion event lifetime of only a few millionths of a second, the temperature and pressure within an imploding bubble can reach 5500 [degrees] C and 4.
AT&T Wireless exited the market by selling itself to Cingular for $47 billion, after nearly 20 years of McCaw Cellular/AT&T Wireless being one of the most pioneering and visionary wireless providers; its long run ended on the ignoble note of operationally imploding, with years' worth of under-investment in its network and customer service finally catching it in the vise-grip of market competition and wireless local number portability.
While earlier experiments had shown that so-called snapping shrimp generate imploding air bubbles that make loud popping sounds (SN: 9/23/00, p.
Indeed, his paintings, which have been associated with outrage and torment, seem to show time imploding into a single ecstatic, "higher" moment.
This type of fusion requires generating and confining plasmas at temperatures hotter than the center of the sun, which Impulse Devises accomplishes by imploding a liquid upon a gas that contains isotopes of hydrogen.
For that matter, look at Zimbalist practically imploding in despair when Lopakhin's words don't come.
Using spectroscopic techniques, researchers have now established that temperatures inside these imploding bubbles can reach values comparable to those at the sun's surface.
Lower ROEs may in turn adversely affect the financial metrics that are an important component of Fitch's ratings for a global power sector on the mend after imploding from bankruptcy and headline risk a few years ago.
Just don't take the little ones - unless they're the kind of patient tykes who can sit through a real nine-inning baseball game without imploding.