What does conflagration mean?

Definitions for conflagration
ˌkɒn fləˈgreɪ ʃəncon·fla·gra·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conflagration, infernonoun

    a very intense and uncontrolled fire

Wiktionary

  1. conflagrationnoun

    A large fire extending to many objects, or over a large space; a general burning.

    It took sixty firefighters to put out the conflagration.

  2. conflagrationnoun

    A large-scale conflict.

  3. Etymology: From conflagratio.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Conflagrationnoun

    Etymology: conflagratio, Latin.

    The opinion deriveth the complexion from the deviation of the sun, and the conflagration of all things under Phaeton. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. vi. c. 10.

    Next o’er the plains, where ripen’d harvests grow,
    The running conflagration spreads below. Joseph Addison, Ovid’s Met.

    Mankind hath had a gradual increase, notwithstanding what floods and conflagrations, and the religious profession of celibacy, may have interrupted. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

Wikipedia

  1. Conflagration

    A conflagration is a large fire. Conflagrations often damage human life, animal life, health, and/or property. A conflagration can begin accidentally, be naturally caused (wildfire), or intentionally created (arson). A very large fire can produce a firestorm, 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 extinguishing a conflagration, protecting life and property and minimizing damage and injury. One of the goals of fire prevention is to avoid conflagrations. When a conflagration is extinguished, there is often a fire investigation to determine the cause of the fire.

ChatGPT

  1. conflagration

    A conflagration is an extensive, destructive fire that causes a great deal of damage. This term is generally used to describe particularly large and fierce fires, often ones that consume many buildings, forests, or large areas of land. It may also metaphorically refer to intense conflict or warfare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conflagrationnoun

    a fire extending to many objects, or over a large space; a general burning

  2. Etymology: [L. conflagratio: cf. F. conflagration.]

Wikidata

  1. 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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conflagration in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conflagration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of conflagration in a Sentence

  1. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    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.

  2. Carl Jung:

    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.

  3. President Enrique Pena Nieto:

    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.

  4. Park Yong Chol:

    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.

  5. Dr. Jose P. Rizal:

    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!

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