Abyss

Noun

  • Hell; the bottomless pit; primeval chaos; a confined subterranean ocean. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
  • Moral depravity; vast intellectual or moral depth.
  • Anything infinite, immeasurable, or profound. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
  • (heraldry) The center of an escutcheon.
  • (frequently figuratively) A bottomless or unfathomed depth, gulf, or chasm; hence, any deep, immeasurable; any void space. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
  • An impending catastrophic happening.

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