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doomsday

noun [U] uk   /ˈduːmz.deɪ/ us  
the end of the world, or a time when something very bad will happen: Ecologists predict a doomsday scenario (= a time when death and destruction will happen) if global warming continues to increase at the present rate. You could talk till/until doomsday (= for a very long time), but they will never change their minds.
Translations of “doomsday”
in Chinese (Traditional) 世界末日…
in Chinese (Simplified) 世界末日…
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