afire

[ uh-fahyuhr ]
/ əˈfaɪər /

adjective

on fire: to set a house afire.

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Origin of afire

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at a-1, fire
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British Dictionary definitions for afire

afire
/ (əˈfaɪə) /

adverb, adjective (postpositive)

on fire; ablaze
intensely interested or passionatehe was afire with enthusiasm for the new plan
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