[kuh-lap-suh-buh l] /kəˈlæp sə bəl/
capable of or of being , as for carrying or storing.
something that is collapsible:
The auditorium chairs are collapsibles that store easily.
1843, from collapse (v.) + -able.
1875, alternative spelling of collapsable.
[kuh-lap-sahr] /kəˈlæp sɑr/ noun, Astronomy. 1. (formerly) a gravitationally collapsed star. /kɒˈlæpsɑː/ noun 1. (astronomy) a collapsed star, either a white dwarf, neutron star, or black hole
- Collapse of communism
A stunning series of events between 1989 and 1991 that led to the fall of communist regimes in eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. Faced with massive popular opposition and the unwillingness of President Mikhail Gorbachev to send Soviet troops to their rescue, communist governments lost power, first in Poland, where the communists agreed to […]
- Collapse therapy
collapse therapy n. Surgical treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis in which the diseased lung is caused to collapse and is then immobilized.
[kol-er] /ˈkɒl ər/ noun 1. the part of a shirt, coat, dress, blouse, etc., that encompasses the neckline of the garment and is sewn permanently to it, often so as to fold or roll over. 2. a similar but separate, detachable article of clothing worn around the neck or at the neckline of a garment. […]