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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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Krakatoa(ˌkrɑːkəˈtəʊə; ˌkrækəˈtəʊə) or
(Placename) a volcanic island in Indonesia, in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra: partially destroyed by its eruption in 1883, the greatest in recorded history. Further eruptions 44 years later formed a new island, Anak Krakatau ("Child of Krakatau"). Also called: Rakata
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|Noun||1.||Krakatoa - 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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