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apocalyptic

[ uh-pok-uh-lip-tik ]
/ 蓹藢p蓲k 蓹藞l瑟p t瑟k /
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adjective
of or like an apocalypse; affording a revelation or prophecy.
pertaining to the Apocalypse or biblical book of Revelation.
predicting or presaging imminent disaster and total or universal destruction: the apocalyptic vision of some contemporary writers.
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Origin of apocalyptic

1620鈥30; <Late Greek apokal媒ptikos, equivalent to apokal媒pt(ein) to uncover, disclose (see apocalypse) + -ikos-ic

OTHER WORDS FROM apocalyptic

a路poc路a路lyp路ti路cal路ly, adverbpost路a路poc路a路lyp路tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for apocalyptic

apocalyptic
/ (蓹藢p蓲k蓹藞l瑟pt瑟k) /

adjective
outstanding in revelation, prophecy, or significance
of or like an apocalypse

Derived forms of apocalyptic

apocalyptically, adverb
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