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catastrophe

noun [C]  /kəˈtæs·trə·fi/ us  
a sudden event that causes great suffering or destruction: Losing his job was a financial catastrophe for his family. A chemical plant leak could cause an environmental catastrophe.
catastrophic
adjective  /ˌkæt̬·əˈstrɑf·ɪk/ us  
Continued rain will cause catastrophic flooding.
Translations of “catastrophe”
in Korean 재앙…
in Arabic كارِثة…
in French catastrophe…
in Turkish felaket, afet, facia…
in Italian catastrofe…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大災難, 大災禍, 困境,不利的局面…
in Russian катастрофа…
in Polish katastrofa…
in Spanish catástrofe…
in Portuguese catástrofe…
in German die Katastrophe…
in Catalan catàstrofe…
in Japanese 大惨事…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大灾难, 大灾祸, 困境,不利的局面…
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