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. 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]




  1. ^ New Shorter Oxford Dictionary, January 1997, Electronic Version 1.0.03.
  2. ^ Times Online. (2007). Bush raises the stakes over Iran bomb with warning of 'holocaust'
  3. ^ AFP: Police fire tear gas as Iran protesters defy Guards warning

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