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Meaning of CATACLYSM

Pronunciation:  'katu`klizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; "the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"; "the earthquake was a disaster"
  2. [n]  a sudden violent change in the earth's surface
 

CATACLYSM is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: calamity, catastrophe, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy
 
 See Also: act of God, apocalypse, bad luck, force majeure, geological phenomenon, inevitable accident, kiss of death, misfortune, plague, unavoidable casualty, vis major, visitation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cat"a*clysm\, n. [L. cataclysmos, Gr. kataklysmo`s,
from ? to dash over, inundate; kata` downward, against + ? to
wash or dash over: cf. F. cataclysme.]
1. An extensive overflow or sweeping flood of water; a
   deluge.

2. (Geol.) Any violent catastrophe, involving sudden and
   extensive changes of the earth's surface.

 
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