Examples of chain reaction in a Sentence
Increased oil prices could trigger a chain reaction in the economy.
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Investigators say Baldassari failed to stop his truck, creating a chain reaction crash that affected four other vehicles.
Every chain reaction starts small and needs the help of at least one catalyst.
Once the chain reaction starts, everyone is incentivized in the most perverse ways to continue it.
Witness accounts say the starboard boiler exploded at about 11 p.m., setting off a grisly chain reaction of death that saw people thrown overboard and drowned, scalded to death, and cut by flying debris, according state historians.
An intoxicated boater is being accused of creating a chain reaction of havoc in the small coastal town Southport that left four people hurt, three boats damaged and three docks sliced in half, according to WECT.
The worst of the volcano's impact, lahars and pyroclastic flows, are chain reactions following the fiery eruption.
This chain reaction of rising interest rates dampens economic activity.
For unknown reasons, the truck failed to stop and started a chain reaction crash with nine other vehicles.
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CHAIN REACTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chain reaction for English Language Learners
: a series of events in which each event causes the next one : a series of events caused by one single event
: a chemical or nuclear change that causes other changes of the same kind to happen
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