a very intense and uncontrolled fire
A large fire extending to many objects, or over a large space; a general burning.
It took sixty firefighters to put out the conflagration.
Etymology: From conflagratio.
A large-scale conflict.
Etymology: From conflagratio.
a fire extending to many objects, or over a large space; a general burning
Etymology: [L. conflagratio: cf. F. conflagration.]
A conflagration is one term for a great and destructive fire that threatens human life, animal life, health, or property. It may also be described as a blaze or simply a fire. A conflagration can be accidentally begun, naturally caused, or intentionally created. Arson can be for fraud, sabotage or diversion, or due to a person's pyromania. A firestorm can form as a consequence of a very large fire, in which the central column of rising heated air induces strong inward winds, which supply oxygen to the fire. Conflagrations can cause casualties including deaths or injuries from burns, trauma due to collapse of structures and attempts to escape, and smoke inhalation. Firefighting is the practice of attempting to extinguish a conflagration, protect life and property, and minimize damage and injury. One of the goals of fire prevention is to avoid conflagrations.
The numerical value of conflagration in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of conflagration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of conflagration in a Sentence
The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results.
No, let us not make God in our image, poor inhabitants that we are of a distant planet lost in infinite space. However brilliant and sublime our intelligence may be, it is scarcely more than a small spark which shines and in an instant is extinguished, and it alone can give us no idea of that blaze, that conflagration, that ocean of light!
Through the loudspeakers they slandered our system and they infringed upon our Supreme Dignity, our military almost decided to go to war -- they were very eager to confront the enemy in another major conflagration.
Proper management has ensured that there will not be a mass conflagration in the name of religious war, including a flare-up in terms of missiles from Gaza and Lebanon.
And I think what( they) put forward ended up at what we know today from history, in global conflagration. We don't want that happening anywhere in the world.
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- حَرِيق, حريقArabic
- пажарышча, пажарBelarusian
- [[голям]] [[пожар]], пожарBulgarian
- conflagracióCatalan, Valencian
- Feuersbrunst, GroßbrandGerman
- tulipalo, suurpaloFinnish
- incendie, conflagrationFrench
- דליקה, שריפהHebrew
- bál, eldsvoði, stórbruniIcelandic
- 大火, 火災Japanese
- 화재, 대화재Korean
- vuurzee, vlammenzeeDutch
- conflagrație, incendiuRomanian
- пожарище, пожар, [[большой]] [[пожар]]Russian
- пожар, požarSerbo-Croatian
- згарище, пожежаUkrainian
- pojar, yongʻinUzbek
- hỏa hoạnVietnamese
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