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inferno

noun

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a destructive burning
  • the intense heat of the raging inferno repeatedly drove back the firefighters

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The first known use of inferno was in 1834

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“Inferno.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/inferno. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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