Pronunciation: (u-pok"u-lip'tik), [key]
1. of or like an apocalypse; affording a revelation or prophecy.
2. pertaining to the Apocalypse or biblical book of Revelation.
3. predicting or presaging imminent disaster and total or universal destruction: the apocalyptic vision of some contemporary writers. Also,a•poc"a•lyp'ti•cal.
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