hell; the infernal regions.
a place or region that resembles hell: The ironworks was an inferno of molten steel and half-naked bodies.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use inferno in a sentence
To ensure that the robot’s sensors still function in the heat of an inferno, the Hydra even has sprinklers to cool the sensors.This helpful tank-like robot fights fires, not people | Rob Verger | July 9, 2021 | Popular-Science
Stitching the features together could show us the steps that turned the planet into an uninhabitable inferno.These scientists spent decades pushing NASA to go back to Venus. Now they’re on a hot streak. | Corinne Iozzio | June 29, 2021 | Popular-Science
Instead of an inferno, the infections will be more like embers, scattered in communities here and there, and harder to find.When and How You Can Test Yourself for COVID-19 At Home | Alice Park | April 27, 2021 | Time
As Curdin moves nearer to the inferno he hears a cry for help coming from inside the building.‘Mundaun’ offers the rare chance to smoke a pipe while talking to the severed head of a goat | Christopher Byrd | March 26, 2021 | Washington Post
The box immediately melts into flames, leaving the body defenseless against the inferno.
This is but a mere campfire compared to the potential inferno awaiting us.‘Why Have I Lost Control?’: Cory Booker in ’92 on Rodney King Echoes Ferguson | Cory Booker | November 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
You go right straight into the inferno, and when you get older, you pull back.
The previous massive outrage inferno directed against a “fake” pro in the industry, before Zoe Quinn?It's Dangerous to Go Alone: Why Are Gamers So Angry? | Arthur Chu | August 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Their captivity was a pretty big story for a while, but then came September, and the inferno of Lower Manhattan.The Right Didn’t Mind When Bush Paid a Ransom to Terrorists | Michael Tomasky | June 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Now Paradise and the inferno are understood philosophically as states of being, not places on a chart.
Coronado inwardly cursed himself for venturing into this inferno, the haunting place of devils in human shape.Overland | John William De Forest
It was such an abyss as no artist has ever hinted, excepting Doré in his picturings of Dante's "inferno."Overland | John William De Forest
Under the steam cloud was an inferno, but it was only occasionally visible as the wind tore rents in the vapor.The Flaming Mountain | Harold Leland Goodwin
It seems hardly necessary to refer the reader to Dante, inferno, xxxiii.Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa | Edward Hutton
Thus to recall the witches' cauldron and the fires of the inferno had an unfailing success as a stimulant to eloquence.Vie de Bohme | Orlo Williams
British Dictionary definitions for inferno
the inferno (sometimes capital) hell; the infernal region
any place or state resembling hell, esp a conflagration
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cultural definitions for Inferno
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.