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Meaning of abyss

a•byss

Pronunciation: (u-bis'), [key]
— n.
  1. a deep, immeasurable space, gulf, or cavity; vast chasm.
  2. anything profound, unfathomable, or infinite: the abyss of time.
  3. (in ancient cosmogony)
    1. the primal chaos before Creation.
    2. the infernal regions; hell.
    3. a subterranean ocean.

Abyss.

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Abyssinia.
  2. Abyssinian.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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