inflame

[ in-fleym ]
/ ɪnˈfleɪm /

verb (used with object), in·flamed, in·flam·ing.

verb (used without object), in·flamed, in·flam·ing.

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Also enflame.

Origin of inflame

1300–50; in-2 + flame; replacing Middle English enflammen < Middle French enflammer < Latin inflammāre to kindle

OTHER WORDS FROM inflame

synonym study for inflame

1–3. See incite. 7. See kindle1.
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British Dictionary definitions for inflamed

inflame
/ (ɪnˈfleɪm) /

verb

to arouse or become aroused to violent emotion
(tr) to increase or intensify; aggravate
to produce inflammation in (a tissue, organ, or part) or (of a tissue, etc) to become inflamed
to set or be set on fire; kindle
(tr) to cause to redden

Derived forms of inflame

inflamer, nouninflamingly, adverb
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