Infernal

Definition of Infernal

In`fer´nal
a.1.
1.Of or pertaining to or suitable for the lower regions, inhabited, according to the ancients, by the dead; pertaining to Pluto's realm of the dead, the Tartarus of the ancients.
The Elysian fields, the infernal monarchy.
- Garth.
2.Of or pertaining to, resembling, or inhabiting, hell; suitable for hell, or to the character of the inhabitants of hell; hellish; diabolical; as, infernal spirits, or conduct.
The instruments or abettors in such infernal dealings.
- Addison.
Infernal machine
a machine or apparatus maliciously designed to explode, and destroy life or property.
Infernal stone
lapis infernalis), lunar caustic; formerly so called. The name was also applied to caustic potash.
n.1.An inhabitant of the infernal regions; also, the place itself.

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