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meltdown meaning and definition

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Definition of meltdown (noun)

  1. severe overheating of the core of a nuclear reactor resulting in the core melting and radiation escaping
  2. a disaster comparable to a nuclear meltdown
    • "there is little likelihood of a meltdown comparable to the American banking collapse in March 1933"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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