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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 annual gathering of the implosion and demolition professionals was the logical epicenter for the announcement of this novel and exciting new website," Fitzgerald went on to say.
CDI), Paulus, Sokolowski & Sartor (PS&S), and Fireworks by Grucci have been selected as the demolition team that will prepare the legendary Sands Casino Hotel for Atlantic City's first casino-hotel implosion.
LVI was also responsible for ensuring that all utilities were disconnected from the property or protected prior to the implosion and final demolition work.
That's because creating an implosion near every microbe is a tall order, he says.
For the Dunes Hotel and Casino and Hacienda Hotel and Casino, CDI crews used fireworks and fireballs in the actual implosions, and aired the Hacienda's implosion live on national television.
In a controversial report last March, researchers offered evidence that such a so-called sonoluminescent bubble's implosion attains temperatures and pressures high enough to make atomic nuclei fuse together (SN: 3/9/02, p.
The relative intensity of the light at different wavelengths is an excellent thermometer for determining the temperature of the metal atoms and, hence, the implosion temperature of the gas inside a collapsing bubble, Suslick notes.
The entire "Revitalization of Raymond Rosen Apartments" includes not only the demolition of the vacant high-rise towers, but also the complete modernization of the existing 318 low-rise units, and the construction of new, garden-type townhouse apartments, as replacement housing for the units demolished by the implosions.