disaster

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: di‧sas‧ter

Noun[change]

Singular
disaster

Plural
disasters

  1. (countable & uncountable) A disaster is a serious problem.
    Feed the Children has been involved in disaster relief around the world.
    The San Francisco Earthquake was the deadliest natural disaster in U.S.
    President Bush declared New Orleans a federal disaster area.
    The flight had just left the airport when disaster struck.
    A major environmental disaster is the drying up of the Aral Sea.
    What can the country and each one of us do to avoid economic disaster?
    A spokesman said the plan was a recipe for disaster and should be defeated.
    When families get together, there is always the potential for disaster.
    We need additional vehicles to assist us in distributing the goods to the victims of disasters.

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