dĭ-bä'kəl, -băk'əl, dĕb'ə-kəl
A cause of ruin:
The act of collapsing; a falling in or together; failure or breakdown, as in business or health
A temporary rise of the water level, as in a river or lake or along a seacoast, resulting in its spilling over and out of its natural or artificial confines onto land that is normally dry. Floods are usually caused by excessive runoff from precipitation or snowmelt, or by coastal storm surges or other tidal phenomena. &diamf3; Floods are sometimes described according to their statistical occurrence. A fifty-year flood is a flood having a magnitude that is reached in a particular location on average once every fifty years. In any given year there is a two percent statistical chance of the occurrence of a fifty-year flood and a one percent chance of a hundred-year flood .
The definition of a fiasco is something that is an utter and complete disaster.
The state of being disorganized and thrown into confusion; -- said especially of an army defeated, broken in pieces, and put to flight in disorder or panic; also, the act of defeating and breaking up an army.
A violent upheaval that causes great destruction or brings about a fundamental change.
A sudden loud noise, as of an object breaking:
Defeat is defined as the state of being beaten or having lost.
1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The People that Time Forgot, edition HTML, The Gutenberg Project, published 2008:
The washing away of soil, earth, rocks, etc. by a sudden, strong flow of water
A thrashing or beating
A severe thrashing.
One that excites admiring awe; a wonderful or amazing event, act, person, or thing.
The definition of a catastrophe is a large, often sudden, disaster or ending.
Any happening that causes great harm or damage; serious or sudden misfortune; calamity
The condition or fact of being insufficient or falling short:
Any substance or article used as money, as bank notes, checks, etc.
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