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superstorm Line breaks: super|storm
Pronunciation: /ˈsuːpəstɔːm/

Definition of superstorm in English:

noun

A powerful and destructive storm that affects a very large area: Britain faces a growing threat from superstorms that could bring at least 10% more rain than today’s worst downpours
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  • And in Rome, as thousands of tourists watch helplessly, an electrical superstorm reduces the ancient Roman Colosseum to rubble.
  • The most significant storms directly affecting the biomass harvest years were the 1993 Superstorm northeaster in March 1993 and Hurricane Bertha in July 1996.
  • That unleashes a superstorm that brings with it a new ice age.

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