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HOLOCAUST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Holocaust mean? 

HOLOCAUST (noun)
  The noun HOLOCAUST has 2 senses:

1. an act of great destruction and loss of life
2. the Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler

  Familiarity information: HOLOCAUST used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HOLOCAUST (noun)


Sense 1holocaust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An act of great destruction and loss of life

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("holocaust" is a kind of...):

destruction; devastation (the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists)


Sense 2Holocaust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

final solution; Holocaust

Instance hypernyms:

genocide; race murder; racial extermination (systematic killing of a racial or cultural group)


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