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Definition of debacle:

  1. A breaking or bursting forth; a violent rush or flood of waters which breaks down opposing barriers, and hurls forward and disperses blocks of stone and other debris.
  2. A sudden breaking up or breaking loose; a violent dispersion or disruption; impetuous rush; outburst.


massacre, walloping, drubbing, beating, licking, slaughter, flogging, whipstitch, mass murder, fiasco, catastrophe, whacking, rout, whipping, carnage, thrashing, tanning, trouncing, butchery, smash, money, disaster, smashup, whipstitching, lacing, flagellation, lashing, crash.

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