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The fire of hell, considered as punishment for sinners.
1. (Theology) the torment and punishment of hell, envisaged as eternal fire
2. (Theology) (modifier) characterizing sermons or preachers that emphasize this aspect of Christian belief: hellfire evangelism.
the fire of hell.
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|Noun||1.||hellfire - a place of eternal fire envisaged as punishment for the damned|
infernal region, nether region, perdition, Inferno, Hell, pit - (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"; "Hell is paved with good intentions"-Dr. Johnson