noun, plural infernos.
a place or region that resembles hell: The ironworks was an inferno of molten steel and half-naked bodies.
3. (initial capital letter, italics)
the first part of Dante's Divine Comedy,
depicting hell and the suffering of the damned. Compare paradise ( def 7 )
, purgatory ( def 2 )
< Late Latin infernus
hell, noun use of Latin infernus;
2. furnace, hellhole, oven.