Definition Of catastrophe


an event causing great and often sudden damage or suffering; a disaster.

a national economic catastrophe

Example Of catastrophe

  • a national economic catastrophe

  • Along with many other noble agencies, they are always at the forefront of the relief effort following calamities and catastrophes at local, national and international level.

  • an environmental catastrophe

  • And without a change of policy, the winter snows will soon begin to tilt this disaster into an international catastrophe .

  • Before this year of disasters even began, it was heralded by a natural catastrophe as sudden and violent as anything that followed.

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