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cataclysm

noun [C] uk   /ˈkæt.ə.klɪ.zəm/  us   /ˈkæt̬-/ literary
an event that causes a lot of destruction, or a sudden violent change
cataclysmic
adjective uk   /ˌkæt.əˈklɪz.mɪk/  us   /ˌkæt̬-/
These countries are on the brink of cataclysmic famine.
Translations of “cataclysm”
in Vietnamese biến động lớn…
in Spanish cataclismo…
in Thai มหันตภัย…
in Malaysian bencana alam…
in French cataclysme…
in German verheerende Katastrophe…
in Chinese (Traditional) 劇變, 大災難, 大變動…
in Indonesian bencana…
in Chinese (Simplified) 剧变, 大灾难, 大变动…
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