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Definition of holocaust noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈhoʊləˌkɔst//
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  1. 1[countable] a situation in which many things are destroyed and many people killed, especially because of a war or a fire a nuclear holocaust
  2. 2the Holocaust [singular] the killing of millions of Jews by the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s
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