Part of speech: noun

A final event; fatal conclusion; sudden misfortune.

Part of speech: noun

Geol. A sudden, violent change.

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Usage examples "catastrophe":

  1. It was about two hours after this that the catastrophe happened. - "Jess", H. Rider Haggard.
  2. The catastrophe would have been just the same without them. - "The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller", Calvin Thomas.
  3. Now, in the face of the catastrophe, she felt herself overwhelmed. - "The Scarlet Feather", Houghton Townley.