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cat·a·stroph·ic

 (kăt′ə-strŏf′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or involving a catastrophe.
2. Relating to a serious illness or injury that results in a long period of incapacity and often high treatment costs.

cat′a·stroph′i·cal·ly adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.catastrophically - with unfortunate consequences; "catastrophically complex"
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Translations
بِصورَةٍ كارِثِيَّه
katastrofálně
katastrofalt
katasztrofálisan
hörmulega
katastroficky
fecî bir şekilde

catastrophically

[ˌkætəˈstrɒfɪklɪ] ADVcatastróficamente
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

catastrophically

[ˌkætəˈstrɒfɪkli] adv [fail, collapse] → de façon catastrophique; [fall, slump] → de façon catastrophique
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

catastrophically

adv failkatastrophal; to go catastrophically wrongkatastrophal schiefgehen
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catastrophically

[ˌkætəˈstrɒfɪklɪ] advcatastroficamente
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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
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