flaring

[ flair-ing ]
/ ˈflɛər ɪŋ /
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adjective

blazing; flaming.
glaringly bright or showy.
spreading gradually outward in form: a flaring skirt.

Nearby words

  1. flare-up,
  2. flareback,
  3. flared,
  4. flares,
  5. flareup,
  6. flaringly,
  7. flash,
  8. flash blindness,
  9. flash burn,
  10. flash card

Origin of flaring

First recorded in 1585–95; flare + -ing2

Related formsflar·ing·ly, adverbun·flar·ing, adjective

flare

[ flair ]
/ flɛər /

verb (used without object), flared, flar·ing.

verb (used with object), flared, flar·ing.

noun

Origin of flare

1540–50; original meaning: spread out, said of hair, a ship's sides, etc.; compare Old English flǣre either of the spreading sides at the end of the nose

SYNONYMS FOR flare
Related formsout·flare, verb (used with object), out·flared, out·flar·ing.un·flared, adjective

Can be confusedflair flare

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British Dictionary definitions for flaring

flare

/ (flɛə) /

verb

noun

Derived Formsflared, adjective

Word Origin for flare

C16 (to spread out): of unknown origin

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Word Origin and History for flaring
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Medicine definitions for flaring

flare

[ flâr ]

n.

An area of redness on the skin surrounding the primary site of infection or irritation.

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