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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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Patients with exploding headaches experienced an average reduction in migraine frequency of 11.4 to 9.4 days per month, whereas frequency in participants with imploding or ocular headaches reduced from an average of 7.1 days per month to 0.6 days per month.
To explain these phenomena, some physicists have suggested that a plasma--a vapor of electrons and ions--forms in imploding bubbles.
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. He also wonders whether the two thermopanes may have lost their insulating qualities from the insertion of the tube.
Since 1989, when Cuba's communist experiment began imploding, an estimated 200 to 400 top-level engineers, mathematicians, physicists, and other scientists have fled for U.S.
The imploding phenomenon occurs whether the ultrasonic pressure wave is generated by piezoelectric (PZT) or magnetostrictive (MST) transducers.
It is time for the Tanaiste to wake up to the imploding crisis before he is forced to walk the plank too.
The result: Republicans have become addicted to their own negative rhetoric and can't stop producing it, even though they are responsible for an imploding party and divided, disgusted and apathetic voters.
The fourth seed struggled with his first serve throughout, but a combination of patient rallying and Davydenko imploding gave him victory..
Two years ago, the same team reported in Science that imploding bubbles in small tanks of acetone yielded neutrons and tritium, a radioactive form of hydrogen, suggesting that fusion was taking place (SN: 3/9/02, p.
THE head teacher of Rugby High School claims the exams system is "imploding" after the reliability of this year's AS-level grades was called into question.
When these beams were used to induce fusion reactions (with the fuel shell imploding to about 7 percent of its original radius or 1/3000 of its original volume), the primary neutron yield from deuterium or deuterium-tritium filled plastic shells increased by about 70 percent compared to similar implosions without polarization smoothing.
Soon after, the parties say, argon gas began leaking from between the panes and windows began imploding, usually shattering the inner pane of the double-paned casements.