nuclear meltdown

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Noun1.nuclear meltdown - severe overheating of the core of a nuclear reactor resulting in the core melting and radiation escapingnuclear meltdown - severe overheating of the core of a nuclear reactor resulting in the core melting and radiation escaping
overheating - excessive heating
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