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meltdown

(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
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meltdown

[′melt‚dau̇n]
(nucleonics)
An accident in a nuclear reactor in which melting of the fuel core occurs.
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meltdown

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meltdown

The total cessation of operation of a computer system or network. A system meltdown can be caused by hardware or software. A network meltdown can be caused by hardware, software or excessive traffic.
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THE Japanese government last night asked the International Atomic Energy Agency to send in experts to help with their battle to stop three damaged nuclear reactors going into meltdown.
A partial meltdown was already likely under way at one nuclear reactor, a top official said, and operators were frantically trying to keep temperatures down at the power plant's other units and prevent the disaster from growing even worse.
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First off, says Baker, most kids don't have meltdowns just to be obstinate or make your life miserable; it's because they lack the skills to behave in appropriate ways.