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  Definition of catastrophe
  1. an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; "the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"; "the earthquake was a disaster"
  2. a sudden violent change in the earth''s surface
  3. a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune; "lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system"; "his policies were a disaster"
Similar Words: calamity, disaster, tragedy, cataclysm

 

Hyponyms: act of God, force majeure, vis major, inevitable accident, unavoidable casualty, apocalypse, famine, kiss of death, meltdown, plague, visitation, nuclear winter

 

Anagrams: arthroscope, crapshooter

 

 
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