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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ho·lo·caust /ˈholəˌkɔst, ˈhɑ ||ˌkɑst ||ˈhɔləkɔst/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hol·o·caust n.
 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.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an act of great destruction and loss of life
      2: the Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler [syn: final