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1. holocaust

noun. ['ˈhɔləˌkɔst'] an act of mass destruction and loss of life (especially in war or by fire).

Synonyms

  • devastation

Etymology

  • holocauste (French)
  • holocaustum (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Holocaust

  • armacost
  • mini-cost
  • pentecost

Example sentences of the word holocaust


1. Noun, singular or mass
In Japan, there is an annual pilgrimage to the sites of the nuclear holocaust of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Quotes containing the word holocaust


1. That I survived the Holocaust and went on to love beautiful girls, to talk, to write, to have toast and tea and live my life - that is what is abnormal.
- Elie Wiesel

2. That I survived the Holocaust and went on to love beautiful girls, to talk, to write, to have toast and tea and live my life - that is what is abnormal.
- Elie Wiesel

3. Have you ever thought what a God would be like who actually ordained and executed the cruelty that is in [the biblical Book of Revelation]? A holocaust of mankind. Yet so many of these Bible-men accept the idea without a second thought.
- C.J. Sansom, Revelation

2. Holocaust

noun. the mass murder of Jews under the German Nazi regime from 1941 until 1945.

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