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General words meaning natural disaster

violence

noun

extreme natural force, often causing great damage

disaster

noun

something very bad that happens and causes a lot of damage or kills a lot of people

catastrophe

noun

an event that causes a lot of damage or makes a lot of people suffer

calamity

noun

an event that causes serious damage, or causes a lot of people to suffer, for example a flood or fire

act of God

noun

an event such as a flood, lightning, or an earthquake that is produced by natural forces, and that people have no control over

state of emergency

noun

a situation in which a government takes action to deal with an event such as a flood or a fire that is putting a lot of people in danger

apocalypse

noun

a situation in which many people die and many things are destroyed

geohazard

noun

a harmful event caused by the earth, for example an earthquake, a tsunami, or a volcano

natural disaster

noun

something that happens in nature and causes a lot of damage or kills a lot of people, for example a flood or an earthquake

cataclysm

noun

a sudden natural event that causes a lot of damage, for example a flood or an earthquake

protologism

a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used

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