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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Any great and sudden misfortune or calamity.

Usage examples (39)
  • Most of us would rather risk catastrophe than read the directions.
  • Lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system
  • In November that incident occurred which he calls the catastrophe of his life.
  • "This catastrophe is simply one more in the series." for more
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