breakdown

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breakdown

noun

Definition of BREAKDOWN

1
a mental or nervous collapse <if you don't ease your workload, you're going to have a breakdown>
2
the process by which dead organic matter separates into simpler substances <the breakdown of the body was arrested by the embalming process>
Near Antonyms growth, maturation, ripening
3
the separation and identification of the parts of a whole <a demographic breakdown revealed that the ethnic composition of the area had changed significantly since the last census>

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