cataclysm definition

  • noun:
    • A violent upheaval that creates great destruction or leads to a fundamental change.
    • A violent and unexpected improvement in our planet's crust.
    • A devastating flood.
    • A sudden, violent event.
    • a-sudden and violent change in the planet earth's crust.
    • A great flood.
    • a thorough overflow or sweeping flooding of liquid; a deluge.
    • Any violent disaster, involving abrupt and extensive modifications associated with planet's surface.
    • A deluge or an overflowing of liquid; a flood; especially, the Noachian flooding.
    • In geology, an inundation or deluge, or any other violent and sudden physical activity of good level, designed to have already been the efficient cause of numerous phenomena (at the time of the deposition various structures of diluvium or drift) which is why the steady activity of reasonable currents, or that ice, is recognized as having already been insufficient.
    • Figuratively, a sudden or violent activity of daunting power and extended sweep.
    • a sudden violent improvement in the earth's area
    • a meeting resulting in great loss and misfortune

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