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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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The CBO's analysis suggests that the real effect of ending cost-sharing reductions would not be an implosion of the ACA, but an explosion of the deficit.
Small, highly controlled, sequential charges - Much lower impact than one large significant charge "Hard technical data has indicated that all systems used during the implosion of Pier E3 were an overwhelming success.
The implosion of the stacks marks a milestone in the company s comprehensive effort to transition to cleaner and more efficient energy sources.
In their implosion experiments, the researchers detected emissions from argon atoms excited to high energies.
Her implosions of heterogeneous sign systems collapse the ungovernable machinations of nature onto the realm of pure artifice--into the unboundable, voracious sphere of incessantly reproduced cultural signs.