1.1 (as noun a Moloch) A person or thing to which extreme or terrible sacrifices were made.
More example sentences
- The spelling reform is a Moloch in the days of empty coffers, which will cost everyone a huge amount.
- There is no excuse for any parent who would knowingly sacrifice his son or daughter to the fires of this Moloch, no excuse for wittingly allowing a child to remain within the system for one day longer than necessary!
via late Latin from Greek Molokh, from Hebrew mōleḵ.