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n. disaster, calamity, cataclysm; fiasco, total failure
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A disaster is a natural or man-made (or technological) hazard that has come to fruition, resulting in an event of substantial extent causing significant physical damage or destruction, loss of life, or drastic change to the environment. A disaster can be ostensively defined as any tragic event with great loss stemming from events such as earthquakes, floods, catastrophic accidents, fires, or explosions. It is a phenomenon that disasters can cause damage to life, property and destroy the economic, social and cultural life of people.
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1. an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; "the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"; "the earthquake was a disaster"
(synonym) calamity, disaster, tragedy, cataclysm
(hypernym) misfortune, bad luck
(hyponym) act of God, force majeure, vis major, inevitable accident, unavoidable casualty
2. a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune; "lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system"; "his policies were a disaster"
(hypernym) adversity, hardship, hard knocks
3. a sudden violent change in the earth's surface
(hypernym) geological phenomenon
(hyponym) nuclear winter
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nf. catastrophe, calamity, disaster; evil
adj. flat on his face, in a terrible state
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