cataclasm

noun cat·a·clasm \ˈkatəˌklazəm\

Definition of cataclasm

plural

-s

  1. :  a breaking down :  disruption

cataclasmic

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of cataclasm

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


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