cataclysm Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"cataclysm" in British English

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cataclysmnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkæt.ə.klɪ.zəm/  us   /ˈkæt̬-/ literary
an ​event that ​causes a lot of ​destruction, or a ​sudden, ​violentchange
cataclysmic
adjective uk   /ˌkæt.əˈklɪz.mɪk/  us   /ˌkæt̬-/
These ​countries are on the ​brink of cataclysmic ​famine.
(Definition of cataclysm from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cataclysmnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkæt̬·əˌklɪz·əm/
an ​extremelydestructiveevent or ​violentchange: environmental/​natural cataclysms
cataclysmic
adjective  us   /ˌkæt̬·əˈklɪz·mɪk/
The ​city has just ​experienced a cataclysmic ​flood.
(Definition of cataclysm from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cataclysm”
in Spanish cataclismo…
in Vietnamese biến động lớn…
in Malaysian bencana alam…
in Thai มหันตภัย…
in French cataclysme…
in German verheerende Katastrophe…
in Chinese (Simplified) 剧变, 大灾难, 大变动…
in Indonesian bencana…
in Chinese (Traditional) 劇變, 大災難, 大變動…
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