Definitions for inflame
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word inflame.
cause inflammation in
"The repetitive motion inflamed her joint"
"The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles"
kindle, enkindle, conflagrate, inflameverb
cause to start burning
"The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds"
inflame, stir up, wake, ignite, heat, fire upverb
arouse or excite feelings and passions
"The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"; "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world"; "Wake old feelings of hatred"
become inflamed; get sore
"His throat inflamed"
To set on fire; to kindle; to cause to burn, flame, or glow.
To kindle or intensify, as passion or appetite; to excite to an excessive or unnatural action or heat; as, to inflame desire.
To provoke to anger or rage; to exasperate; to irritate; to incense; to enrage.
To put in a state of inflammation; to produce morbid heat, congestion, or swelling, of; as, to inflame the eyes by overwork.
To exaggerate; to enlarge upon.
To grow morbidly hot, congested, or painful; to become angry or incensed.
Etymology: From *, enflawmen, from enflammer, from inflammo, from in + flamma, equivalent to.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: inflammo, Latin.
Love more clear than yourselves, dedicated to a love, I fear, more cold than yourselves, with the clearness lays a night of sorrow upon me, and with the coldness inflames a world of fire within me. Philip Sidney.
Its waves of torrent fire inflam'd with rage. John Milton.
Their lust was inflamed towards her. Susan. viii.
More inflam'd with lust than rage. John Milton.
A friend exaggerates a man's virtues, an enemy inflames his crimes. Joseph Addison, Spectator.
A little vain curiosity weighs so much with us, or the church's peace so little, that we sacrifice the one to the whetting and inflaming of the other. Decay of Piety.
Satan, with thoughts inflam'd of highest design,
Puts on swift wings. John Milton.
To grow hot, angry, and painful by obstructed matter.
If the vesiculæ are opprest, they inflame. Richard Wiseman.
To inflame is to provoke or intensify strong feelings, particularly anger, hostility, passion or excitement. In a physical sense, it can also mean to cause or become red, swollen, hot, often due to infection or injury.
to set on fire; to kindle; to cause to burn, flame, or glow
fig.: To kindle or intensify, as passion or appetite; to excite to an excessive or unnatural action or heat; as, to inflame desire
to provoke to anger or rage; to exasperate; to irritate; to incense; to enrage
to put in a state of inflammation; to produce morbid heat, congestion, or swelling, of; as, to inflame the eyes by overwork
to exaggerate; to enlarge upon
to grow morbidly hot, congested, or painful; to become angry or incensed
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-flām′, v.t. to cause to flame: to cause to burn: to excite: to increase: to exasperate.—v.i. to become hot, painful, or angry.—ns. Inflammabil′ity, Inflam′mableness, the quality of being inflammable.—adj. Inflam′mable, that may be burned: combustible: easily kindled or excited.—adv. Inflam′mably.—n. Inflammā′tion, state of being in flame: heat of a part of the body, with pain, redness, and swelling: violent excitement: heat.—adj. Inflam′matory, tending to inflame: inflaming: exciting. [O. Fr.,—L. inflammāre—in, into, flamma, a flame.]
The numerical value of inflame in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of inflame in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
The result of this kind of action will inevitably, simply be to inflame the civil war in Syria.
We had a couple police shootings after Ferguson and in almost every case we saw people protesting and in some cases trying to inflame the situation by putting out bad information. So it became really clear that we had to get better and quicker at putting out good information.
Donald Trump is wrong on this, donald Trump's doing this. Donald Trump's not Donald Trump. Don't think Donald Trump thinks every Mexican crossing the border is a rapist. Donald Trump's doing this to inflame and incite and to draw attention, which seems to be Donald Trump organizing principle of Donald Trump campaign.
Trump is wrong on this, he's doing this. He's not a stupid guy. Don't think he thinks every Mexican crossing the border is a rapist. He's doing this to inflame and incite and to draw attention, which seems to be his organizing principle of his campaign.
By decluttering our mind we can liberate mental forces that can inflame inspiring sparks of creativity. A singular flash or a particular flair on an unusual day can arouse a flood of stimulating thoughts. When we take ourselves off guard and our mind-set by surprise we can stir an array of inventive ideas. ("A flair of inspiration" )
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