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Definition: The Holocaust
, n. [L. holocaustum, Gr. ?, neut. of ?,
?, burnt whole; "o'los whole + kaysto`s burnt, fr. kai`ein to
burn (cf. Caustic
): cf. F. holocauste.]
1. A burnt sacrifice; an offering, the whole of which was
consumed by fire, among the Jews and some pagan nations.
2. Sacrifice or loss of many lives, as by the burning of a
theater or a ship.
Note: [An extended use not authorized by careful writers.]
3. Specifically: The mass killing of millions of Jews by the
Nazis during the period from 1933 to 1945 in Germany and
German-occupied lands; usually referred to as The Holocaust
. In Hebrew, the same event is referred to by
the word Shoah