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catastrophenoun [C]

uk   /kəˈtæs.trə.fi/  us   /kəˈtæs.trə.fi/
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catastrophenoun [C]

 us   /kəˈtæs·trə·fi/
a sudden event that causes great suffering or destruction: Losing his job was a financial catastrophe for his family. A chemical plant leak could cause an environmental catastrophe.
catastrophic
adjective  us   /ˌkæt̬·əˈstrɑf·ɪk/
Continued rain will cause catastrophic flooding.
(Definition of catastrophe from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “catastrophe”
in Korean 재앙…
in Arabic كارِثة…
in Malaysian bencana…
in French catastrophe…
in Russian катастрофа…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大災難, 大災禍, 困境,不利的局面…
in Italian catastrofe…
in Turkish felaket, afet, facia…
in Polish katastrofa…
in Spanish catástrofe…
in Vietnamese thảm họa…
in Portuguese catástrofe…
in Thai ความหายนะ…
in German die Katastrophe…
in Catalan catàstrofe…
in Japanese 大惨事…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大灾难, 大灾祸, 困境,不利的局面…
in Indonesian bencana…
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