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Moloch

noun Mo·loch \ˈmä-lək, ˈmō-ˌläk\

Definition of MOLOCH

:  a Semitic god to whom children were sacrificed

Origin of MOLOCH

Late Latin, from Greek, from Hebrew Mōlekh
First Known Use: 14th century

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