Associations to the word «Holocaust»

Wiktionary

HOLOCAUST, noun. A sacrifice that is completely burned to ashes. [from the 13th c]
HOLOCAUST, noun. The annihilation or near-annihilation of a group of animals or people, whether by natural or deliberate agency. [from the 19th c]
HOLOCAUST, noun. The state-sponsored mass murder of an ethnic group. In particular, the Holocaust (which see). [from the 20th c]
HOLOCAUST, noun. An inferno or fire disaster.
HOLOCAUST, proper noun. (historical) (narrowly) The systematic mass murder (genocide) of 6 million Jews perpetrated by Nazi Germany shortly before and during World War II.
HOLOCAUST, proper noun. (historical) (broadly) The systematic mass murder (democide) of 11 million people, namely 6 million Jews and 5 million others (including Romanis, Slavs, homosexuals, gender-nonconforming people, and people with physical and mental disabilities), perpetrated by Nazi Germany shortly before and during World War II.

Dictionary definition

HOLOCAUST, noun. An act of mass destruction and loss of life (especially in war or by fire); "a nuclear holocaust".
HOLOCAUST, noun. The mass murder of Jews under the German Nazi regime from 1941 until 1945.

Wise words

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