Definition of superstorm in English:



  • 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’
    • ‘And in Rome, as thousands of tourists watch helplessly, an electrical superstorm reduces the ancient Roman Colosseum to rubble.’
    • ‘One of the effects created by the superstorms in the movie is the pulling down of supercool air from the troposphere that freezes people in a matter of seconds.’
    • ‘The space shuttle has a rough landing, a superstorm fries the Roman Coliseum, and the solar winds dismantle the Golden Gate Bridge.’
    • ‘The film posits a scenario where this chill wind triggers a global superstorm which sucks supercooled air from the troposphere and visits extreme cold on the rest of the world.’
    • ‘The destruction led Leahy to wonder if government officials, planners and developers really understand the risk posed by such superstorms.’
    • ‘He resigned following a torrent of attacks on his performance after the August 29 superstorm that devastated New Orleans and the surrounding region.’
    • ‘It all began with the March 1993 superstorm, when all the models converged on the same scenario, which turned out to be right on the money.’
    • ‘What about the superstorms depicted in the movie, which form like hurricanes over North America, Europe, and Asia?’
    • ‘Three superstorms threaten to end Western civilization as we know it.’
    • ‘The heat stays stuck in the tropics, the polar regions get colder, and the atmosphere suddenly flips over in a "superstorm."’
    • ‘My best guess is that it is a desperate attempt to head off the Superstorms, floods and droughts of global warming.’
    • ‘The most significant storms directly affecting the biomass harvest years were the 1993 Superstorm northeaster in March 1993 and Hurricane Bertha in July 1996.’
    • ‘People just got tired of seeing their homes and business destroyed on a regular basis by superstorms and rising sea levels.’
    • ‘Sure, it will come again, this superstorm, and it could get us all.’
    • ‘His teenage son, Sam, is trapped in New York, ground zero for one of three superstorms spreading across the northern hemisphere.’
    • ‘That unleashes a superstorm that brings with it a new ice age.’
    tempest, squall
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