Recent Examples of tsunami from the Web
The tsunami of baby boomers currently moving through retirement is just the tip of the iceberg.
Catastrophe struck in March 2011, when three reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant sank into meltdowns after a tsunami devastated much of Japan’s northeastern coast.
Presidential transitions always bring a tsunami of work, but the spotlight trained on the agency this time around has only added stress.
There were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties, and no immediate tsunami warning.
In the midst of that, the tsunami of globalization struck, and the gap became a chasm.
The budget proposal for the year ending in September 2018 also seeks to eliminate U.S. funding for critical tsunami-monitoring stations in oceans and reduce funds for a next-generation weather forecasting system.
Although the flanks of Etna continue to be severely affected by instability, the risk of a major sector collapse and related tsunami is currently considered low.
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Origin and Etymology of tsunami
Japanese, from tsu harbor + nami wave
First Known Use: 1897
TSUNAMI Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tsunami for English Language Learners
: a very high, large wave in the ocean that is usually caused by an earthquake under the sea and that can cause great destruction when it reaches land
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