Definition of holocaust
- a nuclear holocaust
- Several members of her family died in the Holocaust.
- a Holocaust survivor
- a holocaust in Rwanda
The museum is devoted to the Holocaust.
There were fears of a nuclear holocaust.
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the Holocaust : the killing of millions of Jews and other people by the Nazis during World War II
: an event or situation in which many people are killed and many things are destroyed especially by fire
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