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a shutting down, as of a factory, school, or machine; a termination or suspension of operations, services, or business activity: a partial government shutdown;
an emergency shutdown of a nuclear reactor.

the closing of a factory, shop, etc
(as modifier): shutdown costs

verb (adverb)
to cease or cause to cease operation
(transitive) to close by lowering
(transitive) (of fog) to descend and envelop
(intransitive; foll by on or upon) (informal) to put a stop to; clamp down on
(transitive) to reduce the power level of (a nuclear reactor) to the lowest possible value


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