superstorm

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

super- +‎ storm

Noun[edit]

superstorm ‎(plural superstorms)

  1. A major storm (weather phenomenon).
    • 2007 February 4, Andrew C. Revkin, “A Disaster Epic (in Slo-Mo)”, New York Times:
      Before the report’s arrival on Friday, the consequences of global warming had been epically imagined — New Orleans-style swampings by superstorms, the specter of an Arctic meltdown and a water gush that would block heat-toting currents in the Atlantic Ocean and trigger an abrupt European cool-down.