or cat·a·clys·mal

[ kat-uh-kliz-mik ]
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  1. of, relating to, or resulting from a cataclysm.

  2. of the nature of, or having the effect of, a cataclysm: cataclysmic changes.

Origin of cataclysmic

First recorded in 1850–55; cataclysm + -ic

Other words from cataclysmic

  • cat·a·clys·mi·cal·ly, adverb
  • non·cat·a·clys·mal, adjective
  • non·cat·a·clys·mic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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