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Synonyms for meltdown

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. meltdown, nuclear meltdown(noun)

    severe overheating of the core of a nuclear reactor resulting in the core melting and radiation escaping

    nuclear meltdown

  2. meltdown(noun)

    a disaster comparable to a nuclear meltdown

    "there is little likelihood of a meltdown comparable to the American banking collapse in March 1933"

    nuclear meltdown

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    collapse, debacle, implosion, cataclysm, merger, breakup, breakdown, fusion, crisis, crash

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  1. Dennis Nolte:

    Four years later, during the market meltdown when everyone's hair was one fire, this young woman walks in and says she's there to put a $5,000 down payment on their house, it was like water in a desert.

  2. Karine Hirn:

    There is still too much uncertainty in the markets and investors would be watching developments in Greece and China very carefully before jumping in, chinese authorities wouldn't want to trigger a meltdown which would spook investors and we may see more market stabilising measures on the way.

  3. Plastic Jesus:

    We only hear about (drug abuse) when high-profile people in Hollywood have a meltdown, check into rehab, or die.

  4. Shannan Maxwell:

    It is tough to go out into public, when he's having a meltdown on the floor and the whole entire store's looking at you like you're a bad mom, you just want to go and crawl under a rock.

  5. Clint Edwards:

    At first I was pretty surprised the post hit home like it did, but clearly it resonated with a lot of people, i think all parents have had their children throw a public meltdown. It's just part of parenting. It's universal.

Translations for meltdown

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  • انصهار نوويArabic
  • roztavení reaktoruCzech
  • KernschmelzeGerman
  • τήξηGreek
  • fusión de núcleo, escándalo, explosión, dilemmaSpanish
  • ذوب‌شدن سوخت هسته‌ایPersian
  • romahdusFinnish
  • fusion du cœur d'un réacteur nucléaireFrench
  • नाभिकीय गलावHindi
  • zónaolvadásHungarian
  • [[ռեակտորի]] [[միջուկի]] [[հալում]], մելտդաունArmenian
  • משברHebrew
  • メルトダウン, 炉心熔融Japanese
  • 노심 용해Korean
  • kernsmeltingDutch
  • stopienie rdzenia reaktora jądrowegoPolish
  • catástrofe, derretimento nuclearPortuguese
  • [[разрушение]] [[из-за]] [[расплавление, расплавление, [[разрушение]] [[активный, встряска, мелтдаунRussian
  • härdsmältaSwedish
  • การล่มสลายThai
  • 崩潰Chinese

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