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Noun: holocaust  'hó-lu,kost
  1. An act of mass destruction and loss of life (especially in war or by fire)
    "a nuclear holocaust"
  2. A religious animal sacrifice that is completely consumed by fire
Noun: Holocaust
  1. The mass murder of Jews under the German Nazi regime from 1941 until 1945
    - final solution

Derived forms: holocausts

Type of: destruction, devastation, genocide, race murder, racial extermination

Encyclopedia: Holocaust