n (pl ~s / -z; -z/)
1 place or situation like hell, esp in being full of horror and confusion 地狱似的处境（尤指一片恐怖和混乱）
*the inferno of war 战争的恐怖景象.
2 (place affected by a) large destructive fire 毁灭性的大火（殃及之处）
*The place was a blazing, raging, roaring, etc inferno. 那地方是一片熊熊的、滚滚的、咆哮的...火海.
[Date: 1800-1900; Language: Italian;Origin:'hell', from Late Latin infernus; INFERNAL]
an extremely large and dangerous fire - used especially in news reports
Within minutes the house had become a raging inferno.
literary when someone has very strong feelings that are difficult to control
She was desperately trying to calm the inferno raging within her.