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Dictionary definition for: Hell

1. (n) any place of pain and turmoil; "the hell of battle" "the inferno of the engine room" "when you''re alone Christmas is the pits"

2. (n) a cause of difficulty and suffering; "war is hell" "go to blazes"

3. (n) (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment; "Hurl''d headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton; "a demon from the depths of the pit"

4. (n) (religion) the world of the dead; "he didn''t want to go to hell when he died"

5. (n) violent and excited activity; "they began to fight like sin"

6. (n) noisy and unrestrained mischief; "raising blazes"

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