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un séisme

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Definition: earthquake, upheaval

Il y a eu un séisme à 4h00 du matin. - There was an earthquake at 4am.

Le séisme de divorce peut faire de la peine aux enfants - The upheaval of divorce can hurt children.

Synonyms: (earthquake) - un tremblement de terre; (upheaval) - un bouleversement, des perturbations, une crise

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