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catastrophic

view main entry for catastrophicadjective  /ˌkætəˈstrɑfɪk/
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catastrophically

  /ˌkætəˈstrɑfɪkli/  adverb
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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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