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catastrophic

[ kat-uh-strof-ik ]
/ 藢k忙t 蓹藞str蓲f 瑟k /
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adjective
of the nature of a catastrophe, or disastrous event; calamitous: a catastrophic failure of the dam.
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Origin of catastrophic

First recorded in 1820鈥30; from Greek katastrophik贸s, equivalent to catastroph(e) + -ic

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