Translations: Etymology: French cataclysme, from Latinized Greek cataclysmos, from Ancient Greek (kataklysmos) "deluge, flood", from (kataklyzo) "to dash over, flood, deluge, inundate ", from (kata) "downwards, towards" + (klyzo) "to wash off, to wash away, to dash over".
- A sudden, violent event.
- A sudden and violent change in the earth's crust.
- A great flood.
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