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bushfire

[ boosh-fahyuhr ]

noun

  1. an uncontrolled fire in the trees and bushes bush of scrubland.


bushfire

/ ˈbʊʃˌfaɪə /

noun

  1. an uncontrolled fire in the bush; a scrub or forest fire


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bushfire1

First recorded in 1865–70; bush 1 + fire

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Example Sentences

Australian sports, including tennis’ world-famous Australian Open, have been canceled or delayed due to a mix of bushfires, severe droughts and intense rainfall.

From Ozy

I don’t know how much you saw, but our Prime Minister kind of dropped the ball several times with a bushfire crisis.

In January, Australia’s record-breaking temperatures and prolonged droughts drove bushfires burned more than 27 million acres across the country, and destroyed thousands of homes.

From Time

James, who began reading the subreddit regularly after devastating bushfires ripped across Australia in 2019, recently moved out of Melbourne and began experimenting with self-sufficiency.

From Time

Australia’s record-shattering summer of bushfires bled into January and February.

From Vox

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