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noun [uncountable] hell pronunciation in British English /hel/
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  1. 2
    a situation that is extremely unpleasant
    It’s been hell trying to keep this secret for so long.
    absolute/pure/sheer/utter hell: For a sensitive child this ridicule can be sheer hell.
    go through hell: She’s been going through hell since her husband died.
    a living hell (=a very frightening or upsetting experience): The past few days have been a living hell for both of us.
    put someone through hell: He’s put us all through hell in the last few weeks.



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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