Pronunciation: (mō'lok, mol'uk),[key] —n. 1. a deity whose worship was marked by the propitiatory sacrifice of children by their own parents. II Kings 23:10; Jer. 32:35.
2. anything conceived of as requiring appalling sacrifice: the Moloch of war. 3. (l.c.) a spiny agamid lizard, Moloch horridus, of Australian deserts, that resembles the horned lizard. Also,Molech(for defs. 1, 2).