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Definitions of catastrophe:
  • noun:   a sudden violent change in the earth's surface
  • noun:   a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune
    Example: "Lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system"
  • noun:   an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

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