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cataclysms

noun , plural of 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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droughts (also drouths)

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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