Meaning of “inferno” in the English Dictionary

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"inferno" in British English

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infernonoun [ C ]

uk /ɪnˈfɜː.nəʊ/ us /ɪnˈfɝː.noʊ/ plural infernos

a very large uncontrolled fire:

a raging inferno
The building was an inferno by the time the fire service arrived.

(Definition of “inferno” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)