Origin of conflagration
Examples from the Web for conflagration
The fires that corporate America lit have now become a conflagration beyond its control.The South Has Indeed Risen Again and It’s Called the Tea Party|Jack Schwartz|December 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A century ago, miscalculation was greatly to blame for thrusting Europe into a conflagration.
The Boston Marathon bombings reminded the world how quickly a celebration can turn into a conflagration.Dutch Coronation Celebrations Clouded After Boston Marathon Bombing|Nadette De Visser|April 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The canisters, McMahon said, are to blame for the conflagration.
The conflagration in Congress is spreading to singe, if not consume, critical decisions across the board.
They plundered several houses, and were commencing the conflagration, when the inhabitants sallied forth and put them to flight.King Philip|John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
Conflagration of mount tna, which overwhelmed the church of St. Leon, and the physician Piazzi.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
As to the upper town, after the conflagration of the last siege, it had been rebuilt in a very indifferent style.Annals of a Fortress|E. Viollet-le-Duc
He brought them all the details of the conflagration at Pendarrel.Trevethlan (Vol 3 of 3)|William Davy Watson
Dull splashes of red in the sky pointed out remnants of the day's conflagration still eating their way through the foothills.Dennison Grant|Robert Stead
British Dictionary definitions for conflagration
Word Origin for conflagration
Word Origin and History for conflagration
1550s, from Middle French conflagration (16c.) or directly from Latin conflagrationem (nominative conflagratio), present participle of conflagrare "to burn up," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + flagrare "to burn" (see flagrant).