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  • 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.
  • An event or enterprise that ends disastrously.
         Quotations
         *1848 The Brunswickers were routed and had fled -- their Duke was killed. It was a general debacle. - William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair
         *2003 The demo was a debacle -- instead of shaving off three seconds, I'd added thirty. I wanted to cry. - Cory Doctorow, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
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De*ba"cle (?), n. A sudden breaking up or breaking loose; a violent dispersion or disruption; impetuous rush; outburst.

De*ba"cle (?), n. [F. débâcle, fr. débâcler to unbar, break loose; pref. dé- (prob. = L. dis) + bâcler to bolt, fr. L. baculum a stick.] (Geol.) 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 débris.

De*ba"cle (?), n. A sudden breaking up or breaking loose; a violent dispersion or disruption; impetuous rush; outburst.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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