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  • meltdownnoun
  • 1. Severe overheating of a nuclear reactor core, resulting in melting of the core and escape of radiation.
    2. Informal A disastrous or rapidly developing situation likened to the melting of a nuclear reactor core: "After several corporate meltdowns, only two reporters remain in [the] bureau” ( David Fitzpatrick).
    3. Informal An emotional breakdown

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  • "- If the rods get too hot, they can eventually melt, thus the term "meltdown.""

    "The term "meltdown" does not necessarily mean that the entire nuclear core has turned into a molten glob of metal and ceramic."

    "Now my brain meltdown is spreading to my virtual super-self."

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