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
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