Cataclysm

Cat"a*clysm

(?), n. [L. cataclysmos, Gr. kataklysmo`s, from to dash over, inundate; kata` downward, against + to wash or dash over: cf. F. cataclysme.] 1. An extensive overflow or sweeping flood of water; a deluge.
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2. (Geol.) Any violent catastrophe, involving sudden and extensive changes of the earth's surface.
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Cat`a*clys"mal

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Cat`a*clys"mic

(?), } a. Of or pertaining to a cataclysm.
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