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English definition of “disaster”

disaster

noun [C/U]    /dɪˈzæs·tər/
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.
(Definition of disaster noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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