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CATASTROPHIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does catastrophic mean? 

CATASTROPHIC (adjective)
  The adjective CATASTROPHIC has 1 sense:

1. extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin

  Familiarity information: CATASTROPHIC used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CATASTROPHIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin

Synonyms:

catastrophic; ruinous

Context examples:

a catastrophic depression / catastrophic illness / a ruinous course of action

Similar:

harmful (causing or capable of causing harm)


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