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Holocaust - Definition

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Standard Definition

[n] an act of great destruction and loss of life
[n] the Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler

Synonyms

final solution - (5 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\Hol"o*caust\, n. [L. holocaustum, Gr. ?, neut. of ?, ?, burnt whole; "o'los whole + kaysto`s burnt, fr. kai`ein to burn (cf. {Caustic}): cf. F. holocauste.]
1. A burnt sacrifice; an offering, the whole of which was consumed by fire, among the Jews and some pagan nations. --Milton.
2. Sacrifice or loss of many lives, as by the burning of a theater or a ship. Note: [An extended use not authorized by careful writers.]

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