hellfire

noun hell·fire \ ˈhel-ˌfī(-ə)r \

Definition of hellfire

: the eternal fire of hell that tortures sinners

hellfire

adjective

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First Known Use of hellfire

before 12th century


HELLFIRE Defined for English Language Learners

hellfire

noun

Definition of hellfire for English Language Learners

  • : the fire of Hell


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