Catastrophic Definition

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adjective
Of, relating to, or involving a catastrophe.
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Involving or resulting in substantial, often ruinous medical expense.
A catastrophic illness.
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The definition of catastrophic is something that is extremely harmful or that causes great damage or change.
A tornado that causes many deaths is an example of something that would be described as catastrophic.
When the stock market goes down 1000 points in a day, this is an example of a catastrophic collapse.
When the manager of a company manages it so poorly that it goes bankrupt, this is an example of catastrophic mismanagement.
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