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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·ba·cle /diˈbɑkəl, ˈbæ; &dɪvɪdɛ;ˈdɛbəkəl/
 崩潰,潰裂

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·ba·cle n.
 1. 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.
 2. A sudden breaking up or breaking loose; a violent dispersion or disruption; impetuous rush; outburst.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 debacle
      n 1: a sudden and violent collapse [syn: fiasco]
      2: flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river
         during the spring or summer
      3: a sound defeat [syn: thrashing, walloping, drubbing, slaughter,
          trouncing, whipping]