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inferno

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noun in·fer·no \in-ˈfər-(ˌ)nō\

Simple Definition of inferno

  • : a very large and dangerous fire

Full Definition of inferno

plural in·fer·nos

  1. :  a place or a state that resembles or suggests hell <the inferno of war>; also :  an intense fire :  conflagration <a raging inferno>

Examples of inferno

  1. By the time help arrived, the fire had grown to a raging inferno.

  2. <the intense heat of the raging inferno repeatedly drove back the firefighters>



Origin of inferno

Italian, hell, from Late Latin infernus


First Known Use: 1834



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