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dis•as•ter



Pronunciation: (di-zas'tur, -zä'stur), [key]
n.
1. a calamitous event, esp. one occurring suddenly and causing great loss of life, damage, or hardship, as a flood, airplane crash, or business failure.
2. Obs.an unfavorable aspect of a star or planet.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

disassortative matingdisaster area
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