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Meaning of "catastrophe" in Essential American English Dictionary

catastrophe

noun   /kəˈtæs·trə·fi/
an extremely bad event that causes a lot of suffering or destruction: The country is facing an environmental catastrophe.
Translations of “catastrophe”
in Arabic كارِثة…
in Korean 재앙…
in Malaysian bencana…
in French catastrophe…
in Turkish felaket, afet, facia…
in Italian catastrofe…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大災難, 大災禍, 困境,不利的局面…
in Russian катастрофа…
in Polish katastrofa…
in Vietnamese thảm họa…
in Spanish catástrofe…
in Portuguese catástrofe…
in Thai ความหายนะ…
in German die Katastrophe…
in Catalan catàstrofe…
in Japanese 大惨事…
in Indonesian bencana…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大灾难, 大灾祸, 困境,不利的局面…
(Definition of catastrophe from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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