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Cataclasm

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cataclasm A breaking asunder; disruption.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cataclasm A violent disruption or breaking up.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. ; down + to break

Usage

In literature:

It lasts unchanged amid the cataclasms of worlds.
"The Hearts of Men" by H. Fielding
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