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  • nounnervous collapse
  • nounaccount of finances or other business

synonyms for breakdown

  • disintegration
  • disruption
  • failure
  • mishap
  • nervous breakdown
  • neurasthenia
  • neurosis
  • basket case
  • crack-up
  • freak out
  • nervous prostration
  • psychasthenia
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antonyms for breakdown

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  • mental balance
  • mental health
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    How to use breakdown in a sentence

    That will get you more granular information about your fitness data—including more detailed breakdowns of how it arrived at your stress score.
    THE NEW FITBIT KNOWS WHEN YOU’RE STRESSED—AND HOW TO HELP YOU CHILLSTAN HORACZEKAUGUST 26, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
    Healthcare systems could get overloaded, tooOn top of a breakdown of the testing systems, there’s a serious concern that an influx of people with severe influenza could push healthcare systems over the edge too.
    THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IS ABOUT TO COLLIDE WITH FLU SEASON. HERE’S WHAT TO EXPECT.SARA CHODOSHAUGUST 26, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
    The randomness of such a process would be able to account for the breakdown of homogeneity and isotropy in the early universe, without having to invoke any observer or measuring device.
    SCHRÖDINGER’S CAT WHEN NOBODY IS LOOKING - ISSUE 89: THE DARK SIDEDANIEL SUDARSKYAUGUST 26, 2020NAUTILUS
    In our conversation, Topol explained what we can and can’t expect from vaccines, what the communication breakdown over the pandemic has meant, and, surprisingly, why we can look on the bright side.
    WE DON’T HAVE TO DESPAIR - ISSUE 88: LOVE & SEXROBERT BAZELLAUGUST 12, 2020NAUTILUS
    Smaller DNA segments are assumed to represent older instances of mating across populations than longer segments due to the breakdown of shared segments in later generations.
    SOUTH AMERICANS MAY HAVE TRAVELED TO POLYNESIA 800 YEARS AGOBRUCE BOWERJULY 8, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
    The partisan breakdown on the board won’t be everything and both Vaus and Anderson seem eager to prove to people on the left that they would collaborate with the lone Democrat on the board now, Supervisor Nathan Fletcher.
    POLITICS REPORT: EAST COUNTY GOP RIVALS COURT THE LIBSSCOTT LEWISJUNE 27, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
    Elephants are one of the creatures affected by a breakdown of this gene, the new study finds.
    WHY ELEPHANTS AND ARMADILLOS MIGHT EASILY GET DRUNKSUSAN MILIUSJUNE 4, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
    That’s why Turner’s team now suspects a several-hundred-year timescale may better predict the likely breakdown rate of most plastics in the oceans.
    LEGOS COULD LAST A DISTURBINGLY LONG TIME IN THE OCEANMARIA TEMMINGAPRIL 17, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
    Assuredly, this was an occasion when the sacrifice of a few minutes might avoid the grave risk of a breakdown after daybreak.
    THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
    A coward by nature, he had been on the verge of a nervous breakdown before the trial, thinking of what might happen.
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    WORDS RELATED TO BREAKDOWN

    • assays
    • breakdowns
    • dissections
    • dissolutions
    • divisions
    • inquiries
    • investigations
    • partitions
    • reasonings
    • resolutions
    • scrutinies
    • searches
    • separations
    • studies
    • subdivisions
    • tests
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