eco·​ca·​tas·​tro·​phe ˌē-(ˌ)kō-kə-ˈta-strə-fē How to pronounce ecocatastrophe (audio)
: a major destructive upset in the balance of nature especially when caused by the action of humans

Examples of ecocatastrophe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tale might seem simple: a desperate love triangle played out in a world jarred into ecocatastrophe by political and scientific crimes. New York Times, 27 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ecocatastrophe was in 1969

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“Ecocatastrophe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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