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inflame

[ in-fleym ]
/ ɪnˈfleɪm /
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verb (used with object), in·flamed, in·flam·ing.
verb (used without object), in·flamed, in·flam·ing.
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Also en·flame [en-fleym] /ɛnˈfleɪm/ .

Origin of inflame

First recorded in 1300–50; in-2 + flame; replacing Middle English enflammen, from Middle French enflammer, from Latin inflammāre “to kindle”

synonym study for inflame

1-3. See incite. 7. See kindle1.

OTHER WORDS FROM inflame

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How to use inflame in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for inflame

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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