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English definition of “cataclysm”


noun [C]    /ˈkæt̬·əˌklɪz·əm/
an extremely destructive event or violent change : environmental / natural cataclysms cataclysmic    /ˌkæt̬·əˈklɪz·mɪk/ adjective The city has just experienced a cataclysmic flood .
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