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inferno

Noun

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, hellhole, snake pit, the pits]
2 a very intense and uncontrolled fire [syn: conflagration]
3 (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, infernal region, nether region, the pit] [ant: Heaven]

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A large fire

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Italian

Etymology

Latin infernum or infernus, meaning "hell", "underworld" (lit. beneath).

Pronunciation

infèrno, /inˈfɛrno/

Noun

inferno m

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Portuguese

Noun

  1. hell (where sinners go)

Swedish

Noun

inferno
  1. An extremely dangerous, chaotic and generally overwhelming situation.

Extensive Definition

Inferno generally refers to a large fire or hell (from Latin "infernus", "underworld").
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inferno in German: Inferno
inferno in French: Inferno
inferno in Dutch: Inferno
inferno in Japanese: Inferno
inferno in Norwegian: Inferno
inferno in Polish: Inferno
inferno in Russian: Инферно
inferno in Swedish: Inferno

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Abaddon, Gehenna, Hades, Naraka, Pandemonium, Sheol, Tophet, Torrid Zone, abyss, avichi, blazes, conflagration, equator, furnace, hades, hell, holocaust, infernal regions, jahannan, limbo, lower world, nether world, netherworld, oven, perdition, pit, place of torment, purgatory, shades below, steam bath, subtropics, the abyss, the bottomless pit, the grave, the pit, tropics, underworld
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