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Of or relating to Acheron; infernal, hellish; dark, gloomy.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Middleton (d. 1627), playwright. From post-classical Latin acheronticus of or belonging to Acheron or the underworld from classical Latin Acheront-, Acherōn + -icus.
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