shutdown

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shutdown (plural shutdowns)

  1. The action of stopping operations; a closing, of a computer, business, event, etc.
    You need to enter your password at startup, but it's not required at shutdown.
  2. A statement, insult, etc. that prevents the opponent from replying further.
    When he insulted me, my reply was such a shutdown he ceased his insults.

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