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Definition 1: any lizard of the genus Moloch - [noun denoting animal]

(moloch is a kind of ...) a lizard of the family Agamidae

(... is a kind of moloch ) desert lizard that feeds on ants

(... is a member of moloch) genus of Australian desert lizard

Definition 2: god of the Canaanites and Phoenicians to whom parents sacrificed their children - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for moloch in the sense of this definition

(moloch is an instance of ...) a deity worshipped by the ancient Semites

Definition 3: a tyrannical power to be propitiated by human subservience or sacrifice - [noun denoting person]

Samples where moloch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the great Moloch of war
  • duty has become the Moloch of modern life

(moloch is a kind of ...) one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority

"the mysterious presence of an evil power" "may the force be with you" "the forces of evil"

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