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Meaning of CONFLAGRATION

Pronunciation:  `kânflu'greyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a very intense and uncontrolled fire
 

CONFLAGRATION is a 13 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: inferno
 
 See Also: fire, wildfire

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con`fla*gra"tion\, n. [L. conflagratio: cf. F.
conflagration.]
A fire extending to many objects, or over a large space; a
general burning.

      Till one wide conflagration swallows all. --Pope.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: backfire, balefire, beacon, beacon fire, blaze, bonfire, burning ghat, campfire, cheerful fire, combustion, corposant, cozy fire, crackling fire, crematory, death fire, fen fire, fire, flame, flashing point, flicker, flickering flame, forest fire, fox fire, funeral pyre, holocaust, ignis fatuus, ignition, inferno, ingle, lambent flame, marshfire, open fire, prairie fire, pyre, raging fire, sea of flames, sheet of fire, signal beacon, smudge fire, three-alarm fire, two-alarm fire, watch fire, wildfire, witch fire
 

 

 

 

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