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English definition of “hellfire”

hellfire

noun [U]     /ˈhel.faɪər/ US  /-faɪr/
the punishment that some religious people believe bad people will suffer after they die : He certainly believed in preaching hellfire and damnation .HellLife after death
(Definition of hellfire noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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