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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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Now, they plan to implode - rather than explode - the drab 1960s Inland Revenue building a week on Sunday.
In doing so Chateauvert implodes the public and private spheres of African American life, rendering the traditional distinctions between social and political/labor history impractical and simplistic.
At the end of the period heaven descends to us, and the paradigm of ascension implodes.