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Meaning of INFLAME

Pronunciation:  in'fleym

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  become inflamed; get sore; "His throat inflamed"
  2. [v]  cause inflammation in; "The repetitive motion inflamed her joint"
  3. [v]  arouse or excite feelings and passions; "The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"; "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world"; "Wake old feelings of hatred"
  4. [v]  cause to start burning; "The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds"
  5. [v]  catch fire; "The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles"
 

INFLAME is a 7 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: conflagrate, enkindle, fire up, heat, ignite, kindle, stir up, wake
 
 See Also: aggravate, arouse, decline, elicit, enkindle, evoke, exacerbate, exasperate, ferment, fire, flare up, ignite, kindle, light, provoke, raise, rekindle, worsen

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \In*flame"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inflamed}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Inflaming}.] [OE. enflamen, OF. enflamer, F.
    enflammer, L. inflammare, inflammatum; pref. in- in +
    flammare to flame, fr. flamma flame. See {Flame}.]
    1. To set on fire; to kindle; to cause to burn, flame, or
       glow.
    
             We should have made retreat By light of the inflamed
             fleet.                                --Chapman.
    
    2. Fig.: To kindle or intensify, as passion or appetite; to
       excite to an excessive or unnatural action or heat; as, to
       inflame desire.
    
             Though more,it seems, Inflamed with lust than rage.
                                                   --Milton.
    
             But, O inflame and fire our hearts.   --Dryden.
    
    3. To provoke to anger or rage; to exasperate; to irritate;
       to incense; to enrage.
    
             It will inflame you; it will make you mad. --Shak.
    
    4. (Med.) To put in a state of inflammation; to produce
       morbid heat, congestion, or swelling, of; as, to inflame
       the eyes by overwork.
    
    5. To exaggerate; to enlarge upon. [Obs.]
    
             A friend exaggerates a man's virtues, an enemy
             inflames his crimes.                  --Addison.
    
    Syn: To provoke; fire; kindle; irritate; exasperate; incense;
         enrage; anger; excite; arouse.
    
    
  2. \In*flame"\, v. i.
    To grow morbidly hot, congested, or painful; to become angry
    or incensed. --Wiseman.
    
    
 
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