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melt·down

 (mĕlt′doun′)
n.
1. A severe overheating of a nuclear reactor core, resulting in melting of the core and escape of radiation.
2. A disastrous situation; a failure or collapse: "No central bank or government institution existed ... to halt the meltdown, to stop the sudden run on the banks" (Evan I. Schwartz).
3. Informal An emotional breakdown.

meltdown

(ˈmɛltˌdaʊn)
n
1. (Nuclear Physics) (in a nuclear reactor) the melting of the fuel rods as a result of a defect in the cooling system, with the possible escape of radiation into the environment
2. informal a sudden disastrous failure with potential for widespread harm, as a stock-exchange crash
3. informal the process or state of irreversible breakdown or decline: the community is slowly going into meltdown.

melt•down

(ˈmɛltˌdaʊn)

n.
1. the melting of a significant portion of a nuclear-reactor core due to inadequate cooling of the fuel elements.
2. any quickly developing breakdown, mishap, or accident.
[1960–65]

melt·down

(mĕlt′doun′)
Severe overheating of a nuclear reactor core, resulting in melting of the core and escape of radiation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.meltdown - severe overheating of the core of a nuclear reactor resulting in the core melting and radiation escapingmeltdown - severe overheating of the core of a nuclear reactor resulting in the core melting and radiation escaping
overheating - excessive heating
2.meltdown - a disaster comparable to a nuclear meltdownmeltdown - a disaster comparable to a nuclear meltdown; "there is little likelihood of a meltdown comparable to the American banking collapse in March 1933"
calamity, catastrophe, tragedy, disaster, cataclysm - an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; "the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"; "the earthquake was a disaster"
Translations
صَهْر، إنْصِهار
nedsmeltning
zónaolvadás
roztavená hmota v jadrovom reaktoretavenie
tümergime

meltdown

[ˈmeltdaʊn] N
1. (lit) → fusión f de un reactor, fundido m
2. (fig) → cataclismo m, debacle f

meltdown

[ˈmɛltdaʊn] n
(in nuclear power station)fusion f (du cœur d'un réacteur nucléaire)
(= disaster) → débâcle f
economic meltdown → une débâcle économiquemelting point npoint m de fusionmelting pot n
[people, nationalities] → creuset m, melting-pot m
a melting pot of races → un creuset de races
to be in the melting pot [plan] → être encore en discussion

meltdown

nKernschmelze f; (fig) (of market, industry)Crash m; (of company)Zusammenbruch m

meltdown

[ˈmɛltˌdaʊn] nmelt-down m inv

melt

(melt) verb
to (cause to) become soft or liquid, or to lose shape, usually by heating / being heated. The ice has melted; My heart melted when I saw how sorry he was.
ˈmeltdown noun
the melting of the radioactive material in a nuclear reactor as a result of the failure of the cooling system.
ˈmelting-point noun
the temperature at which a given solid melts. The melting-point of ice is 0 centigrade.
ˈmelting pot noun
a place where different peoples, races, cultures etc blend. The United States is often described as a melting pot.
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According to CoinKorea, one of the leading cryptocurrency online communities, hackers might use the bug called Meltdown to steal cryptocurrencies in computers and servers used by exchanges and traders.
On Wednesday, Alphabet Inc's Google and other security researchers disclosed two major chip flaws, one called Meltdown affecting only Intel Corp chips and one called Spectre affecting nearly all computer chips made in the last decade.
When executed, Meltdown allows an attacker to break the mechanisms that prevent standard applications from accessing system memory.