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cataclysm (s) (noun), cataclysms (pl)
1. Something that causes great destruction, violence, upheaval, etc.: During the winter of 2013 and 2014 there were floods, extreme cold air blowing from the Arctic causing below freezing temperatures with great quantities of snow and ice; as well as other related cataclysms; especially, in Canada and the United States.

Revolutions that have been going on in several countries have resulted in severe cataclysms for many of the citizens living in those areas and also for some of the neighboring nations.

2. Etymology: from French cataclysme, which came via Latin from Greek kataklusmos, "deluge"; from kata, "down" + kluzein, "to wash".
A sudden and overwhelming flood or deluge.
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A big flood or deluge of rain.
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Word Entries at Get Words: “cataclysms
A situation that results in large-scale and violent events in the natural world; or upheavals in political and social situations which have extreme disastrous effects on the people who exist where such events take place. (2)