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cataclysm

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1 a great flow of water or of something that overwhelms

  • an ancient cataclysm that may have been the basis for the Flood described in the Bible
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drought (also drouth)

2 a sudden violent event that brings about great loss or destruction

  • the earthquake that struck Lisbon in 1755, killing 30,000 people, was one of the greatest cataclysms ever recorded
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3 a violent disturbance (as of the political or social order)

  • a social cataclysm that gave rise to a new world order
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