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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
Translations of “disaster”
in Arabic كارِثة, نَكْبة…
in Korean 재난, 재앙…
in Malaysian bencana…
in French désastre…
in Turkish felaket, âfet, yıkım…
in Italian disastro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 災難,大禍…
in Russian бедствие, катастрофа…
in Polish klęska, katastrofa…
in Vietnamese tai họa…
in Spanish desastre…
in Portuguese desastre…
in Thai ความหายนะ…
in German die Katastrophe…
in Catalan desastre…
in Japanese 災害, 大惨事, 大失敗…
in Indonesian bencana…
in Chinese (Simplified) 灾难,大祸…
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