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underworld

noun [S] (IN STORIES)    /ˈʌn.də.wɜːld/ US  /-dɚ.wɝːld/
the underworld in mythology , a place under the earth where the spirits of the dead go → Compare HadesGreek and Roman mythHellLife after death
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