Definition of meltdown
What is the definition of "meltdown"?
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
Use "meltdown" in a sentence
"- 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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NEARBY & RELATED ENTRIES
- market meltdown
- nuclear meltdown