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Definition of calamity noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [countable, uncountable] (pl. calamities)
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  1. 1an event that causes great damage to people's lives, property, etc. synonym disaster
  2. 2 The Gulf Coast has suffered a series of calamities in recent years. His financial help saved the magazine from total calamity.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: calamity

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