cata-, 向下。-clysm, 冲洗，流，词源可能同flow, flood. 原指大洪水。
- cataclysm (n.)
- 1630s, from French cataclysme (16c.), from Latin cataclysmos or directly from Greek kataklysmos "deluge, flood, inundation," from kataklyzein "to deluge," from kata "down" (see cata-) + klyzein "to wash," from PIE *kleue- "to wash, clean" (see cloaca).
- 1. The extinct volcano's eruption would mean a cataclysm for the city.
- 2. The floods were a cataclysm from which the local people never recovered.
- 3. The cataclysm flooded the entire valley.
- 4. No cataclysm has desolated the whole world.
- 5. You've been in love, and it hasn't meant such a cataclysm, hasn't proved the great affair.
- 你曾经恋爱过, 这并不意味是天翻地覆的变化, 并没有证明是件大事.
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