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English noun: Moloch

1. Moloch (person) a tyrannical power to be propitiated by human subservience or sacrifice

SamplesThe great Moloch of war.
Duty has become the Moloch of modern life.

Broader (hypernym)force, power

2. Moloch (person) god of the Canaanites and Phoenicians to whom parents sacrificed their children


Instance hypernymSemitic deity

3. moloch (animal) any lizard of the genus Moloch

Broader (hypernym)agamid, agamid lizard

Narrower (hyponym)Moloch horridus, mountain devil, spiny lizard

Member meronymgenus Moloch

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