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n. pl. in·fer·nos
1. A place or condition suggestive of hell, especially with respect to human suffering or death: the inferno of battle.
2. A place of fiery heat or destruction.
[Italian, hell, from Late Latin īnfernus; see infernal.]
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n, pl -nos
1. (Theology) the inferno (sometimes capital) hell; the infernal region
2. any place or state resembling hell, esp a conflagration
[C19: from Italian, from Late Latin infernus hell]
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n., pl. -nos.
1. hell; the infernal regions.
2. a place or region that resembles hell, esp. in intense heat.
[1825–35; < Italian < Late Latin infernus hell, n. use of Latin infernus; see infernal]
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|Noun||1.||inferno - any place of pain and turmoil; "the hell of battle"; "the inferno of the engine room"; "when you're alone Christmas is the pits";|
|2.||inferno - a very intense and uncontrolled fire|
fire - the event of something burning (often destructive); "they lost everything in the fire"
wildfire - a raging and rapidly spreading conflagration
|3.||Inferno - (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|
fictitious place, imaginary place, mythical place - a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings
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Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
inferno[ɪnˈfɜːnəʊ] N (= hell) → infierno m; (= fire) → hoguera f
in a few minutes the house was a blazing inferno → en pocos minutos la casa era una hoguera
it's like an inferno in there → allí dentro hace un calor insoportable
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
inferno[ɪnˈfɜːrnəʊ] n (= fiercely burning fire) → brasier m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
inferno[ɪnˈfɜːnəʊ] n → inferno
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995