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disaster

noun
 
 
/dɪˈzɑːstər/
DAMAGE [C] B2 something that causes a lot of harm or damage: floods and other natural disasters Accidents and disastersDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesFailures
FAILURE [C] B2 a failure or something that has a very bad result: His idea was a total disaster.Failing and doing badlyFailuresAccidents and disastersHigher and lower points of achievement
BAD SITUATION [U] an extremely bad situation: The holiday ended in disaster.Accidents and disastersDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesFailures
(Definition of disaster from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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