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apocalypse

a·poc·a·lypse

apocalypse

 
 
pronunciation:
pa k lihps
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of several early Jewish or Christian writings on divine revelation that symbolically depict the ultimate conflict between good and evil.
definition 2: (cap.) the last book of the New Testament, ascribed to St. John the Divine; the Book of Revelation; Revelations.
similar words:
revelation
definition 3: any instance of terrible destruction and devastation, esp. on a scale that could bring about an end to the world.
Nuclear war in the region could lead to an apocalypse.
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derivations: apocalyptic (adj.), apocalyptically (adv.)
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