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meltdown in Power topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmeltdownmelt‧down /ˈmeltdaʊn/ noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 TPa very dangerous situation in which the material inside a nuclear reactor melts and burns through its container, allowing radioactivity to escape2 a situation in which prices fall by a very large amount or an industry or economic situation becomes much weaker 🔊 The stock market crash might lead to financial meltdown.
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meltdownShe raised a flipper-clawed foot, and a shadow the size of a meltdown scar fell over the busy-armed figure.If foot and mouth can not be contained, it could precipitate a meltdown in the industry.The mass of uranium soon becomes so hot that it melts and disperses, a phenomenon called meltdown.Nastiness is only really relevant when there is a threat of social and economic meltdown.If benefit systems hit meltdown, it's the specialist short-term associations that get hit hardest and quickest.a global moral meltdown