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catastrophe

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1 a sudden violent event that brings about great loss or destruction
  • more than one natural catastrophe has threatened to destroy their farm over the years

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2 something that has failed
  • the movie was a catastrophe, nearly bankrupting the studio that produced it

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The first known use of catastrophe was in 1540

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“Catastrophe.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/catastrophe. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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