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Meaning of WILDFIRE

Pronunciation:  'wIld`yr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a raging and rapidly spreading conflagration
 

WILDFIRE is a 8 letter word that starts with W.

 

 See Also: conflagration, inferno

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Wild"fire\, n.
1. A composition of inflammable materials, which, kindled, is
   very hard to quench; Greek fire.

         Brimstone, pitch, wildfire . . . burn cruelly, and
         hard to quench.                       --Bacon.

2. (Med.)
   (a) An old name for erysipelas.
   (b) A disease of sheep, attended with inflammation of the
       skin.

3. A sort of lightning unaccompanied by thunder. [R.]

 

 

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