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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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