from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or involving a catastrophe.
  • adjective Involving or resulting in substantial, often ruinous medical expense.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of a catastrophe; cataclysmic.
  • Relating to or in conformity with the views of the catastrophists; cataclysmal.
  • Subversive in a momentous degree of settled usage or law.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of a pertaining to a catastrophe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a catastrophe.
  • adjective Disastrous; ruinous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin


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