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catastrophe

noun [C, U]
 
 
/kəˈtæstrəfi/
an extremely bad event that causes a lot of suffering or destruction: After the drought, the country is facing environmental catastrophe.Accidents and disastersDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesFailures
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…
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