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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·fer·nal /ɪnˈfɝnḷ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·fer·nal a.
 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.
 Syn: -- Tartarean; Stygian; hellish; devilish; diabolical; satanic; fiendish; malicious.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·fer·nal, n. An inhabitant of the infernal regions; also, the place itself. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: characteristic of or resembling hell; "infernal heat and
      2: extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting
         hell; "something demonic in him--something that could be
         cruel"; "fires lit up a diabolic scene"; "diabolical
         sorcerers under the influence of devils"; "a fiendish
         despot"; "hellish torture"; "infernal instruments of war";
         "satanic cruelty"; "unholy grimaces" [syn: demonic, diabolic,
          diabolical, fiendish, hellish, satanic, unholy]
      3: expletives used informally as intensifiers; "he's a blasted
         idiot"; "it's a blamed shame"; "a blame cold winter"; "not
         a blessed dime"; "I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or
         goddamned) if I'll do any such thing"; "he's a damn (or
         goddam or goddamned) fool"; "a deuced idiot"; "tired or
         his everlasting whimpering"; "an infernal nuisance" [syn:
         blasted, blame, blamed, blessed, damn, damned,
          darned, deuced, everlasting, goddam, goddamn, goddamned]
      4: relating to or inhabiting hell; "his infernal majesty";
         "infernal fires"; "infernal punishments"
      5: being of a lower world of the dead; "infernal regions" [ant:
      n : an inhabitant of hell; "his roar made the infernals quake"