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Noun: moloch (molochs)
  1. Any lizard of the genus Moloch
Noun: Moloch  mó-luk or 'mow,lók
  1. God of the Canaanites and Phoenicians to whom parents sacrificed their children
    - Molech
  2. A tyrannical power to be propitiated by human subservience or sacrifice
    "the great Moloch of war"; "duty has become the Moloch of modern life"

Derived forms: molochs

Type of: agamid, agamid lizard, force, power, Semitic deity

Part of: genus Moloch

Encyclopedia: Moloch