What does cataclysmic mean?

cataclysmic meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1837, from cataclysm + -ic. Related: Cataclysmical (1857); cataclysmically.

cataclysmic meaning in General Dictionary

seriously destructive

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  • Of or with respect to a cataclysm.

Sentence Examples with the word cataclysmic

The history of the crust of the earth was explained by Lyell as due to a process of slow development, in order to effect which he called in no cataclysmic agencies, no mysterious forces differing from those operating at the present day.

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