hellfire

[ hel-fahyuhr ]
/ ˈhɛlˌfaɪər /

noun

the fire of hell.
punishment in hell.
(initial capital letter)Military. a laser-guided U.S. Army antiarmor missile designed for launch from a helicopter.

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Origin of hellfire

before 1000; Middle English, Old English helle fȳr;see hell, fire
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British Dictionary definitions for hellfire

hellfire
/ (ˈhɛlˌfaɪə) /

noun

the torment and punishment of hell, envisaged as eternal fire
(modifier) characterizing sermons or preachers that emphasize this aspect of Christian beliefhellfire evangelism
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