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natural disaster

This page is about the collocation natural disaster

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

a natural event that causes great harm, e.g. an earthquake, cyclone, tornado, etc.

For example

  • Last year's cyclone was the worst natural disaster in our history.

  • Why don't rich people do more to help the victims of natural distasters?

Quick Quiz

Which is a natural disaster?

a. a war fought over natural resources

b. a plane crash caused by bad weather

c. a tsunami caused by an earthquake

Contributor: Matt Errey