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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


SynonymsMolech


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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