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col·lapse

 (kə-lăps′)
v. col·lapsed, col·laps·ing, col·laps·es
v.intr.
1. To fall down or inward suddenly; cave in.
2. To break down suddenly in strength or health and thereby cease to function: a monarchy that collapsed.
3. To fold compactly: chairs that collapse for storage.
v.tr.
To cause to fold, break down, or fall down or inward.
n.
1. The act of falling down or inward, as from loss of supports.
2. An abrupt failure of function, strength, or health; a breakdown.
3. An abrupt loss of perceived value or of effect: the collapse of popular respect for the integrity of world leaders.

[Latin collābī, collāps-, to fall together : com-, com- + lābī, to fall.]

col·laps′i·bil′i·ty n.
col·laps′i·ble adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.collapsible - capable of collapsing or being collapsed; "a collapsible boat"
noncollapsable, noncollapsible - not capable of collapsing
Translations
مُمْكِن طَيُّه
skládacísklopný
klap-sammenklappelig
sem hægt er aî fella saman
sklápací
portatif açılır kapanır

collapsible

[kəˈlæpsəbl] ADJplegable

collapsible

[kəˈlæpsəbəl] adj [steering column] → rétractable; [umbrella] → pliant(e); [chair, table] → pliant(e)

collapsible

adj table, bicycle etczusammenklappbar, Klapp-; telescope, walking stickzusammenschiebbar; life raftzusammenlegbar, zusammenfaltbar, Falt-; collapsible umbrellazusammenschiebbarer Schirm, Taschenschirm m

collapsible

[kəˈlæpsəbl] adjpieghevole

collapse

(kəˈlӕps) verb
1. to fall down and break into pieces. The bridge collapsed under the weight of the traffic.
2. (of a person) to fall down especially unconscious, because of illness, shock etc. She collapsed with a heart attack.
3. to break down, fail. The talks between the two countries have collapsed.
4. to fold up or to (cause to) come to pieces (intentionally). Do these chairs collapse?
colˈlapsible adjective
able to be folded up etc. These chairs are collapsible.
References in periodicals archive ?
The researchers found that there was a correlation for greater oral appliance efficacy with favorable nonpharyngeal traits (lower loop gain, higher arousal threshold, and lower response to arousal), moderate pharyngeal collapsibility, and weaker muscle compensation.
There are a number of factors that are involved in the manufacture of hanging boxes, such as bending, compression, buckling and collapsibility to make them suitable for loads.
However, because of the nonlinearity and lack of collapsibility of the proportionate hazard model, the mean of the individual marginal effects is not the population marginal effect (Greenland and Pearl 2011).
Cardiovascular risk and mortality in end-stage renal disease patients undergoing dialysis: sleep study, pulmonary function, respiratory mechanics, upper airway collapsibility, autonomic nervous activity, depression, anxiety, stress and quality of life: a prospective, double blind, randomized controlled clinical trial.
The post-menopausal women are also susceptible to obstructive sleep apnea due to the increased collapsibility of upper airway.
This manoeuvre is probably the most difficult part of the examination as the IVC needs to be constantly visible to determine its collapsibility. When the IVC is clearly identifiable, a continuous record of at least six seconds must occur, consisting of at least one full cycle of in- and expiration, creating a CL displaying the dynamic changes between the extremes of IVC minimum diameter (inspiration) and IVC maximum diameter (expiration) (Figure 2).
These studies have observed alteration in the shape of airway with propofol (11), while airway collapsibility (8) and upper airway narrowing (10) were seen with high doses (4-6) [micro]g m[L.sup.-1] effect site concentration and 240 [micro]g [kg.sup.-1]mi[n.sup.-1] infusion of propofol, respectively).
2017), and a huangmian soil was developed on wind-deposited loessial parental material in the absence of bedding, with a loose silty texture, macroporosity and wetness-induced collapsibility. Although the pH of the huangmian soil is weakly alkaline (8.5-8.8), it has a low N content (the soil used in the present study had an N content of 0.724mg [kg.sup.-1]).
(26) Goonewardena et al showed that IVC collapsibility was an independent predictor of 30-day hospital readmission even when demographics, signs and symptoms, and volume of diuresis were otherwise equal.
It will eventually produce significant wetting deformation which may cause local collapsibility and threatens the dam safety.
Lin et al., "Collapsibility of orebody based on Mathews stability graph approach," Chinese Journal ofGeotechnical Engineering, no.