HyperDic: holocaust

English > 2 senses of the word holocaust / Holocaust:
NOUNactholocaustan act of mass destruction and loss of life (especially in war or by fire)
actHolocaust, final solutionthe mass murder of Jews under the German Nazi regime from 1941 until 1945
holocaust / Holocaust > pronunciation
Soundshhaa'lahkao.st
Rhymesaccost ... Pentecost: 12 rhymes with aost...
English > holocaust: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningAn act of mass destruction and loss of life (especially in war or by fire).
Example"a nuclear holocaust"
Broaderdestruction, devastationThe termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
Spanishholocausto
Catalanholocaust
English > Holocaust: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe mass murder of Jews under the German Nazi regime from 1941 until 1945.
Synonymfinal solution
Instance ofgenocide, race murder, racial exterminationSystematic killing of a racial or cultural group
SpanishHolocaust, holocausto, Holocausto

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