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English definition of “disaster”


noun [C or U]
a sudden event that causes a lot of damage, such as a very bad fire, storm, or accident: Insurance companies often charge extra to cover floods, earthquakes, or other natural disasters.
an extremely bad situation that can destroy a company’s plans, success, or ability to operate: mean/spell disaster for sb A crash in real estate prices would mean financial disaster for the housing lenders. The $7.48 billion takeover quickly turned into a major disaster.
(Definition of disaster from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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