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holocaust

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1 a destructive burning
  • the holocaust caused by the ignited chemicals completely destroyed the factory and several surrounding homes

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2 the killing of a large number of people
  • as many as 2,000,000 people may have perished in the holocaust perpetrated by Cambodia's Khmer Rouge

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“Holocaust.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/holocaust. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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