English to Afrikaans Meaning :: catastrophe

Catastrophe :
- katastrofekatastrofes

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Noun(1) an event resulting in great loss and misfortune(2) a state of extreme (usually irremediable(3) a sudden violent change in the earth's surface

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(1) a national economic catastrophe(2) the tax would be a catastrophe for the industry(3) If released into the air it could cause an environmental catastrophe similar to the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear station in Ukraine in 1986.(4) leading the world to catastrophe(5) Had they been accepted we would have had a local environmental catastrophe and a national commercial disaster.(6) inaction will only bring us closer to catastrophe(7) And without a change of policy, the winter snows will soon begin to tilt this disaster into an international catastrophe .(8) The Caribbean may be in for a greater catastrophe if shelters used in the event of natural disasters are not properly constructed and located.(9) It did not take long for the general to recognize the catastrophe 's politically damaging consequences.(10) an environmental catastrophe(11) Before this year of disasters even began, it was heralded by a natural catastrophe as sudden and violent as anything that followed.(12) This event was a total catastrophe for the colonies that were left in total isolation, forced to survive alone.(13) Besides, economic catastrophes rarely occur in markets that everyone is watching and sweating over.(14) The last two years were the hottest in recorded history, and recent wild weather patterns suggest that this global warming will bring with it an ever expanding plague of economic and human catastrophes .(15) They are profiting from increasing awareness that as the landfill and disposal space becomes scarcer, environmental catastrophes of ÔÇÿpoisoned landÔÇÖ become more documented.(16) Most regional geomorphological catastrophes involve the sudden release of large volumes of water.
Related Words
(1) catastrophe ::
1. disaster ::
2. cataclysm ::
1. hit ::
2. smash ::
3. success ::
4. winner ::
Different Forms
catastrophe, catastrophes
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any catastrophe.


The Big Bang Theory Season 5, Episode 15

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