verb (used with object), in·flamed, in·flam·ing.
verb (used without object), in·flamed, in·flam·ing.
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The coronavirus crisis has not only inflamed long-simmering inequities, economists say, it has resulted in the most unequal holiday season in decades.A time to splurge or a time to scrape by: Holidays expose widening disparity among U.S. families|Abha Bhattarai|December 17, 2020|Washington Post
Faulconer and police officials have said they wanted to prevent the unsanitary conditions that once inflamed the hepatitis A outbreak and threatened both homeless San Diegans and the rest of the community.Faulconer Hopes His Action on Homelessness Will Overshadow His Failure|Lisa Halverstadt|December 7, 2020|Voice of San Diego
We decided we weren’t going to listen anymore to the shouting cynics, to the foreign bots in a warehouse overseas paid to inflame our hatred of one another.Political cynicism has given way to love in Christian America|jakemeth|October 28, 2020|Fortune
The air where I was visiting reached over 350 on the Air Quality Index, a level deemed hazardous, inflaming my asthma.It’s about time adults start rising up against climate change|Alexandria Villaseñor|October 21, 2020|Popular Science
Despite this, they have been met with national guardsman armed with rubber bullets and egged on by a president seemingly determined to inflame the situation.
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
Fewer issues inflame political passions in my home state of California than affirmative action.
Did the media and politicians inflame the situation for their own purposes?
None of these liquids should be taken hot, but lukewarm; when hot they inflame the stomach, and produce indigestion.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
When a reciprocal love shall inflame my veins, then my lips will grow purple, and my kisses will be of fire!
Their beauty, grace, and bewitching manner inflame the heart and imagination of all that set their eyes on them.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks
In these they found good wines, which served to inflame their blood; and then their shout was, 'Hutchinson!
This served to inflame them exceedingly, every man considering it as if it had been a plot against himself in particular.