netherworld [neth′ərwʉrld΄]
1. Theol. Myth. the world of the dead or of punishment after death; hell
2. a sphere of human activity or state of existence regarded as corrupt, unwholesome, undesirable, etc.

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neth·er·world also nether world (nĕthʹər-wûrld') n.
1. The world of the dead.
2. The part of society engaged in crime and vice: “In this black-white nether world, nobody judged the customers” (Malcolm X).
  neth'er·worldʹly adj.

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Universalium. 2010.

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