nuclear holocaust

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nuclear holocaust (plural nuclear holocausts)

  1. The envisaged result of a nuclear war or nuclear accident, especially one involving widespread destruction of life and the environment.[1]
  2. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) The possibility of complete annihilation of human civilization by nuclear war.


  • “Iran’s pursuit of technology that could lead to nuclear weapons threatens to put a region already known for instability and violence under the shadow of a nuclear holocaust."...President George W. Bush in August 2007[2]
  • "At worst, fanatical tyrants who know that the future is against them may end their present course on their terms: a nuclear holocaust."...Reza Pahlavi on June 22, 2009[3]




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