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hellfire

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noun hell·fire \ˈhel-ˌfī(-ə)r\

Simple Definition of hellfire

  • : the fire of Hell

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hellfire

  1. :  the eternal fire of hell that tortures sinners

hellfire adjective

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of hellfire

before 12th century


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