Definition of Catastrophe
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a sudden violent change in the earth's surface
a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune
"lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system"
"his policies were a disaster"
an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
"the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"
"the earthquake was a disaster"