cataclysmic


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cat·a·clysm

 (kăt′ə-klĭz′əm)
n.
1. A violent upheaval that causes great destruction or brings about a fundamental change.
2. A violent and sudden change in the earth's crust.
3. A devastating flood.

[French cataclysme, from Latin cataclysmos, deluge, from Greek kataklusmos, from katakluzein, to inundate : kata-, intensive pref.; see cata- + kluzein, to wash away.]

cat′a·clys′mic (-klĭz′mĭk), cat′a·clys′mal (-klĭz′məl) adj.
cat′a·clys′mi·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cataclysmic - severely destructive; "cataclysmic nuclear war"; "a cataclysmic earthquake"
destructive - causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"

cataclysmic

adjective disastrous, devastating, catastrophic, calamitous Few had expected the change to be as cataclysmic as it was.

cataclysmic

adjective
Translations
كارِثي
katastrofický
katastrofal
kataklizmaszerû
stórslysalegur, stórkostlega skaîvænn
cataclystisch
kataklizmatický
mahvedicitahripkâr

cataclysmic

[ˌkætəˈklɪzmɪk] ADJde cataclismo

cataclysmic

[ˌkætəˈklɪzmɪk] adj [event, change] → cataclysmique

cataclysmic

adjverheerend; (fig)umwälzend

cataclysmic

[ˌkætəˈklɪzmɪk] adj (liter) → catastrofico/a

cataclysm

(ˈkӕtəklizəm) noun
a violent disaster or upheaval; disaster.
ˌcataˈclysmic adjective
References in classic literature ?
He told him, too, of the dangers and the horrors of the jungle; of the great beasts that stalked one by day and by night; of the periods of drought, and of the cataclysmic rains; of hunger; of cold; of intense heat; of nakedness and fear and suffering.
The band was extremely tight - Marco Minnemann (drums) and Bryan Beller (bass) along with Mike Keneally (keyboards/guitar) provided everything for Satriani to dazzle us with his talent, although Keneally is capable of keeping up with the main man as evidenced on Cataclysmic.
Highlights for me included the aforementioned Cataclysmic, Flying In Blue Dream, Ice 9, Butterfly and Zebra, Crazy Joey, Always With Me, Always With You and, of course, Surfing With The Alien.
Aside from cataclysmic variables, ASAS-SN has picked up two nearby tidal disruption events--extremely rare sightings of what occurs when a black hole captures a portion of a nearby star--and many dwarf flares, which are believed to emanate from stars with extremely strong magnetic fields.
CANADA A University of Wisconsin artist''''s rendition of mastodons, camels and a ground sloth before a cataclysmic meteor impact in Quebec 12,900 years ago which may have been the catalyst that triggered the start of civilisation.
And he added: "The Doctor is about to make a mistake that has cataclysmic repercussions.
Papers cover cataclysmic and symbiotic variables (amongst others) and include such topics as the structure and evolution of magnetic cataclysmic variables, while those on star formation and stellar clusters include papers on the initial mass function of stars and a simulation of protostar flares and the expected x-ray spectrum.
I applaud your candor and accurate depiction of the travesties that one must endure in the industry sector as a result of these infrequent catastrophic, albeit not cataclysmic, failures (Risk & Insurance [R], Roger on Risk column, May 2008, Page 14).
She soon becomes immersed in the story of a tragic love, a missing girl, an unquiet soul, and the strange events of one cataclysmic night more than a century ago.
The survey data includes 185 cataclysmic variable stars, which is about three out of every four such objects discovered over the same time span and more than the Sloan Digital Sky Survey found in six years.
Why, if climate change is so cataclysmic that without draconian, inconvenient and financial levies such as this, we face the apocalyptic demise of the planet, is the Newcastle NHS Trust trucking baskets of laundry 400 miles to be cleaned?
you are able to single out someone who "can care for your property, pets, parents, children, friends, and business in your absence during a religious or cataclysmic event.