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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.
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