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Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. natural disaster(noun)ˈnætʃ ər əl, ˈnætʃ rəl

    an event caused by nature that kills people or causes damage

    earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters


  1. natural disaster(Noun)

    Any natural phenomenon that causes great damage and loss of life.

  2. natural disaster(Noun)

    The emergency situation that is the consequence of such an event.


  1. Natural disaster

    A natural disaster is a major adverse event resulting from natural processes of the Earth; examples include floods, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other geologic processes. A natural disaster can cause loss of life or property damage, and typically leaves some economic damage in its wake, the severity of which depends on the affected population's resilience, or ability to recover. An adverse event will not rise to the level of a disaster if it occurs in an area without vulnerable population. In a vulnerable area, however, such as San Francisco, an earthquake can have disastrous consequences and leave lasting damage, requiring years to repair.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. natural disaster

    An emergency situation posing significant danger to life and property that results from a natural cause. See also domestic emergencies.


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