Definition of apocalypse
- Most foresters agree that small, "prescribed" burns, carefully controlled, are essential to prevent the larger apocalypse.
- —Lance Morrow
- an environmental apocalypse
His book tells of an environmental apocalypse.
the fear that the next global pandemic could be an apocalypse of biblical proportions
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: a great disaster : a sudden and very bad event that causes much fear, loss, or destruction
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