verb (used with object), in·flamed, in·flam·ing.
verb (used without object), in·flamed, in·flam·ing.
- inflammatory bowel disease
Origin of inflame
Examples from the Web for inflame
But given their anti-government rhetoric, the Oath Keepers' presence could inflame tensions further.The Oath Keepers Patrol Rooftops in Ferguson—The Facts Behind This ‘Mysterious’ Militia Group|John Avlon|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ferguson, Mo., had returned to a state of wary unease but early morning looting is likely to inflame things.
They simultaneously over-simplify and inflame a conflict that is already poorly understood.Is Twitter Trolling Making the Israel-Palestine Conflict Worse?|Emily Shire|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We don't want to release the movie if it is going to touch a nerve or inflame anybody's sensitivities.Tom Cruise’s ‘Jack Reacher’ & More Ill-Timed Movies (VIDEO)|Marlow Stern|December 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I did not write it to inflame—anybody actually reading it could see that.Buzz Bissinger on Being Savaged by the Liberal Media After Backing Mitt Romney|Buzz Bissinger|October 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This served to inflame them exceedingly, every man considering it as if it had been a plot against himself in particular.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2|Egerton Ryerson
These excellent sentences were esteemed as so many expressions of treason, and tended to inflame his adversaries.Fox's Book of Martyrs|John Foxe
Liquor in large quantities was distributed among the slum classes further to inflame their minds.The Iron Heel|Jack London
Statues and vases of exquisite workmanship crowd the grounds; most of the statues tending to inflame a voluptuous taste.
Ryleieff's poem is fine, very fine, but it does not inflame and excite one.The Green Book|Mr Jkai
mid-14c., "to set on fire with passion," from Latin inflammare "to set on fire, kindle," figuratively "to rouse, excite," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + flammare "to flame," from flamma "flame" (see flame (n.)). Literal sense of "to cause to burn" first recorded in English late 14c.