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Kra·ka·tau(krăk′ə-tou′, krä′kə-) or Kra·ka·to·a (-tō′ə)
A volcanic island of Indonesia between Sumatra and Java. An explosive eruption in August 1883 destroyed most of the island and caused a tsunami that killed more than 36,000 people.
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or Kra•ka•tao(ˌkræk əˈtaʊ, ˌkrɑ kə-)
also Kra•ka•to•a(-ˈtoʊ ə)
a volcano and small island in Indonesia, between Java and Sumatra: violent eruption 1883.
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|Noun||1.||Krakatau - a small volcanic island in Indonesia between Java and Sumatra; its violent eruption in 1883 was the greatest in recorded history|
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