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Meaning of inferno

in•fer•no

Pronunciation: (in-fûr'nō for 3 also It. ēn-fer'nô), [key]
— pl. -nos.
  1. hell; the infernal regions.
  2. a place or region that resembles hell: The ironworks was an inferno of molten steel and half-naked bodies.
  3. (cap., italics) the first part of Dante's Divine Comedy, depicting hell and the suffering of the damned. Cf. paradise (def. 7),(def. 2).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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