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disaster

noun [C/U]  /dɪˈzæs·tər/ us  
an event causing great harm, damage, or suffering: [C/U] financial disaster [U] disaster aid/relief [C] Over 100 people died in the disaster. [C] The hurricane may be the costliest natural disaster in US history. fig. A disaster is also a complete failure: [C] Our last dinner party was an absolute disaster.
Translations of “disaster”
in Korean 재난, 재앙…
in Arabic كارِثة, نَكْبة…
in French désastre…
in Turkish felaket, âfet, yıkım…
in Italian disastro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 災難,大禍…
in Russian бедствие, катастрофа…
in Polish klęska, katastrofa…
in Spanish desastre…
in Portuguese desastre…
in German die Katastrophe…
in Catalan desastre…
in Japanese 災害, 大惨事, 大失敗…
in Chinese (Simplified) 灾难,大祸…
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