Translation of "holocaust" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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holocaustnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhɒl.ə.kɔːst/ us /ˈhɑː.lə.kɑːst/

a very large amount of destruction, especially by fire or heat, or the killing of very large numbers of people

大屠杀,大毁灭,浩劫
A nuclear holocaust (= destruction caused by nuclear weapons) would leave few survivors. 核浩劫后几乎不会留下什么幸存者。

the Holocaustnoun [ S ]

uk /ˈhɒl.ə.kɔːst/ us /ˈhɑː.lə.kɑːst/

the killing of millions of Jews and others by the Nazis before and during the Second World War

(第二次世界大战前及期间纳粹分子对犹太人的)大屠杀

Examples

  • He designed the Holocaust Museum in Berlin.
  • Her grandparents were killed during the Holocaust.
  • The ceremony was attended by several holocaust survivors.
  • The lecture was entitled 'The Holocaust and Memory'.

(Translation of “holocaust” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)