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apocalypse

noun     /əˈpɒk.ə.lɪps/ US  /-ˈpɑː.kə-/
[S or U] a very serious event resulting in great destruction and change: The book offers a vision of the future in which there is a great nuclear apocalypse.Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoiling the Apocalypse [S] in the Bible, the total destruction and end of the worldThe Bible - people, events and places
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