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inferno


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inferno  \In*fer"no\,  n.  [It.  See  {Infernal}.] 
  The  infernal  regions;  hell.  Also  used  fig. 
 
  At  each  sudden  explosion  in  the  inferno  below  they 
  sprang  back  from  the  brink  [of  the  volcanic  crater]. 
  --D.  C. 
  Worcester. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inferno 
  n  1:  any  place  of  pain  and  turmoil:  "the  hell  of  battle";  "the 
  inferno  of  the  engine  room";  "when  you're  alone 
  Christmas  is  the  pits";  [syn:  {hell},  {hell  on  earth},  {the 
  pits}] 
  2:  (Christianity)  the  abode  of  Satan  and  the  forces  of  evil; 
  where  sinners  suffer  eternal  punishment:  "Hurl'd 
  headlong...To  bottomless  perdition,  there  to  dwell"-  John 
  Milton;  "a  demon  from  the  depths  of  the  pit"  [syn:  {Hell}, 
  {perdition},  {Inferno},  {infernal  region},  {nether  region}, 
  {the  pit}]  [ant:  {Heaven}] 
  3:  a  very  intense  and  uncontrolled  fire  [syn:  {conflagration}] 




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