conflagrate

v.

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


Nearby words

  1. confiscatory,
  2. confit,
  3. confiteor,
  4. confiture,
  5. conflagrant,
  6. conflagration,
  7. conflate,
  8. conflation,
  9. conflict,
  10. conflict of interest

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