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implode

To link component pieces to a major assembly. It may also refer to compressing data using a particular technique. Contrast with explode.
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The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, had also expressed concern that Pakistan may implode with nuclear weapons in near future, and also "use" them.
With pop-culture cycles coming faster and faster, it will probably only be a couple of years before DJ-producers start cannibalizing Basement Jaxx and Soulwax and club music implodes on itself; after all, you can only recycle something so many times before it completely breaks down.
The star's core implodes while its outer layers blast into space.
The statement is of course self-contradictory and implodes upon itself under the slightest bit of critical examination.