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catastrophic

view main entry for catastrophic adjective  /ˌkætəˈstrɑfɪk/
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catastrophically

  /ˌkætəˈstrɑfɪkli/ adverb
British English pronunciation: catastrophicallyClick to listen to the pronunciation of catastrophically
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