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noun 
  1. An unexpected natural or man-made catastrophe of substantial extent causing significant physical damage or destruction, loss of life or sometimes permanent change to the natural environment.
  2. An unforeseen event causing great loss, upset or unpleasantness of whatever kind.
The downpour and gales turned the wedding into a .
  1. (computing) An irreparable loss of data from a database.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: ramp(nl)c
  • French: désastre(fr)m
  • German: Disaster(de)n
  • Italian: disastro(it)m
  • Spanish: desastre(es)m
Etymology: From Italian disastro, disaster; originally meaning "unfavourable to one's stars", from dis-Italian, dis-, bad (compare dys-), + astro, star, celestial body, from Latin astrum, from Greek astron.


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