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ablaze

[ uh-bleyz ]
/ əˈbleɪz /
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adjective

burning; on fire: They set the logs ablaze.
gleaming with bright lights, bold colors, etc.
excited; eager; zealous; ardent.
very angry.

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Origin of ablaze

1800–10; a-1 + blaze1; compare Middle English on blase
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British Dictionary definitions for ablaze

ablaze
/ (əˈbleɪz) /

adjective, adverb (postpositive)

on fire; burning
brightly illuminated
emotionally aroused
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