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 inflamed
We saw how such provocative actions only inflamed passions and escalated the unrest.Awaiting the Grand Jury, Dread in Ferguson and America|Gene Robinson|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And that small concession by Abe inflamed critics in Japan, who called it “a losing strategy.”
An earache in a child with a perfectly normal exam is more difficult to figure out than one with a bulging and inflamed eardrum.
But will adding the real military defuse a situation many say has been inflamed by aggressive police?Can the National Guard Really Help Calm an Already Militarized Ferguson?|Jacob Siegel|August 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But no boundaries in the world are as inflamed as those between Israel and the Palestinian territories.
The man called Sam flashed an ugly look out of his foxy, inflamed eyes and went out on deck.The River Motor Boat Boys on the Mississippi|Harry Gordon
Sometimes the parotid and submaxillary glands were inflamed; petechiae were absent.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Creighton
The revengeful way-path rocks had bitten into his inflamed knees.The Red Debt|Everett MacDonald
His face was inflamed, his eyes bloodshot; drink had changed him into a very demon.My Lady of the North|Randall Parrish
He tried to peer deep into his daughter for a moment, his inflamed face relaxing neither in its harshness nor its doubt of her.Children of the Whirlwind|Leroy Scott
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.