catastrophically

catastrophic

[kat-uh-strof-ik]
adjective
of the nature of a catastrophe, or disastrous event; calamitous: a catastrophic failure of the dam.
Sometimes, catastrophical, catastrophal [kuh-tas-truh-fuhl] .

catastrophically, adverb
noncatastrophic, adjective
noncatastrophically, adverb
supercatastrophic, adjective
uncatastrophic, adjective
uncatastrophically, adverb
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catastrophe (kəˈtæstrəfɪ)
 
n
1.  a sudden, extensive, or notable disaster or misfortune
2.  the denouement of a play, esp a classical tragedy
3.  a final decisive event, usually causing a disastrous end
4.  Also called: cataclysm any sudden and violent change in the earth's surface caused by flooding, earthquake, or some other rapid process
 
[C16: from Greek katastrophē, from katastrephein to overturn, from strephein to turn]
 
catastrophic
 
adj
 
cata'strophically
 
adv

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