eco·​ca·​tas·​tro·​phe | \ ˌē-(ˌ)kō-kə-ˈta-strə-fē How to pronounce ecocatastrophe (audio) , ˌe-(ˌ)kō- \

Definition of ecocatastrophe

: 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, "Jonathan Lethem on the Cool Disturbances of Anna Kavan’s ‘Ice’," 27 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of ecocatastrophe

1969, in the meaning defined above

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“Ecocatastrophe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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