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Disaster


DISASTER, noun Dizaster. [Gr., a star; a word of astrological origin.]

1. A blast or stroke of an unfavorable planet.

2. Misfortune; mishap; calamity; any unfortunate event, especially a sudden misfortune; as, we met with many disasters on the road.

DISASTER, verb transitive To blast by the stroke of an unlucky planet; also, to injure; to afflict.