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Meaning of INFERNO

Pronunciation:  in'furnow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a very intense and uncontrolled fire
  2. [n]  (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"
  3. [n]  any place of pain and turmoil; "the hell of battle"; "the inferno of the engine room"; "when you're alone Christmas is the pits";

INFERNO is a 7 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: conflagration, Hell, hell on earth, hellhole, infernal region, nether region, perdition, snake pit, the pit, the pits
 Antonyms: Heaven
 See Also: fire, Gehenna, hellfire, imaginary place, part, red region, region, Tartarus, wildfire



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Thesaurus Terms
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