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Overview of noun melt_down

The noun meltdown has 2 senses

  • meltdown, nuclear meltdown -- (severe overheating of the core of a nuclear reactor resulting in the core melting and radiation escaping)

  • meltdown -- (a disaster comparable to a nuclear meltdown; "there is little likelihood of a meltdown comparable to the American banking collapse in March 1933")

Overview of verb melt_down

The verb melt down has 1 sense

  • melt, run, melt down -- (reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating; "melt butter"; "melt down gold"; "The wax melted in the sun")