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Main Entry: 1colˇlapse
Pronunciation: kschwa-primarystresslaps
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): colˇlapsed; colˇlapsˇing
1 : to fall or shrink together abruptly <a blood vessel that collapsed>
2 : to break down completely <the opponent's resistance collapsed>
3 : to cave or fall in or give way <the tunnel collapsed>
4 : to suddenly lose value or effectiveness <the country's currency collapsed>
5 : to break down physically or mentally because of exhaustion or disease
6 : to fold together <a chair that collapses>
- colˇlapsˇible /kschwa-primarystresslap-sschwa-bschwal/ adjective

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