cataclasm

noun
cat·a·clasm | \ ˈkatəˌklazəm \
plural -s

Definition of cataclasm 

: a breaking down : disruption

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Other words from cataclasm

cataclasmic \¦⸗⸗¦klazmik \ adjective

History and Etymology for cataclasm

irregular (after Greek klasma fragment, from klan to break) from Greek kataklan to break down, from kata- cata- + klan to break

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