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cat·a·stroph·ic

 (kăt′ə-strŏf′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or involving a catastrophe.
2. Involving or resulting in substantial, often ruinous medical expense: a catastrophic illness.

cat′a·stroph′i·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.catastrophic - extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin; "a catastrophic depression"; "catastrophic illness"; "a ruinous course of action"
harmful - causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"

catastrophic

adjective disastrous, devastating, tragic, calamitous, cataclysmic A tidal wave caused catastrophic damage.

catastrophic

adjective
Translations
كارِثي، مُسَبِّبٌ للفَواجِع
katastrofálníkatastrofický
katastrofal
hukatuslik
katasztrofális
stórslysalegur; ógæfu-
felâkete neden olankorkunç

catastrophic

[ˌkætəˈstrɒfɪk] ADJcatastrófico

catastrophic

[ˌkætəˈstrɒfɪk] adjcatastrophique

catastrophic

adjkatastrophal; event, decision, course alsoverhängnisvoll

catastrophic

[ˌkætəˈstrɒfɪk] adjcatastrofico/a

catastrophe

(kəˈtӕstrəfi) noun
a sudden great disaster. earthquakes and other natural catastrophes; Her brother's death was a catastrophe for the family.
catastrophic (kӕtəˈstrofik) adjective
ˌcataˈstrophically adverb
References in classic literature ?
And from this paper my brother read that catastrophic despatch of the Commander-in-Chief:
Some cling to you in woebegone misery; others come back fiercely and weirdly, like ghouls bent upon sucking your strength away; others, again, have a catastrophic splendour; some are unvenerated recollections, as of spiteful wild-cats clawing at your agonized vitals; others are severe, like a visitation; and one or two rise up draped and mysterious, with an aspect of ominous menace.
By the paradox already noted, articles of valuable intelligence and enthusiasm were presented with headlines apparently written by an illiterate maniac, headlines such as "Darwin Chews Dirt; Critic Boulnois says He Jumps the Shocks"--or "Keep Catastrophic, says Thinker Boulnois.
I won't keep you long from `The Bloody Thumb' or any other catastrophic affairs," said Father Brown, smiling.
He knew the prod of impulse to join in this rush away from some unthinkably catastrophic event that impended and that stirred his intuitive apprehensions of death.
Most catastrophic of all, however, was the fact that Dag Daughtry was three quarts short of his daily allowance and did not dare break into the rent money which was all that stood between him and his family and the street.
There was nothing stable in the anarchic flux of affairs that swept her on she knew not to what catastrophic end.
Mr Verloc had never expected to have to face it on account of death, whose catastrophic character cannot be argued away by sophisticated reasoning or persuasive eloquence.
Had he been informed by an indisputable authority that the end of the world was to be finally accomplished by a catastrophic disturbance of the atmosphere, he would have assimilated the information under the simple idea of dirty weather, and no other, because he had no experience of cataclysms, and belief does not necessarily imply comprehension.
They include partners Malcolm Henke, Rod Evans, Jane Hall and Chris Crook, all of whom are well known and highly respected in the market for their catastrophic and high value personal injury claims expertise.
In addition, Citizens has identified a need for up to 70 additional contingent Appraisers to ensure scalability and statewide coverage of such resources as needed or resulting from a catastrophic event.
Since it was created in 2008, [the website] has been a comprehensive repository for research, government actions, and history related to Florida's vulnerability to catastrophic storms," said Patrick Maroney, director of the Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center, along with Kathryn Magee Kip, professor in Florida State's Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate and Legal Studies.

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