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conflagrate

v.

1650s, "to catch fire," from Latin conflagrat-, past participle stem of conflagrare (see conflagration). Meaning "to set on fire" is from 1835.

RELATED WORDS

ignite, incinerate, light, torch, melt, char, heat, blaze, smolder, scorch, sear, flicker, combust, bake, rekindle, toast, scald, flash, parch, singe

Nearby words

confiscatory, confit, confiteor, confiture, conflagrant, conflagrate, conflagration, conflate, conflation, conflict, conflict of interest
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