What does inflame mean?

Definitions for inflame
ɪnˈfleɪmin·flame

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inflame(verb)

    cause inflammation in

    "The repetitive motion inflamed her joint"

  2. kindle, inflame(verb)

    catch fire

    "The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles"

  3. kindle, enkindle, conflagrate, inflame(verb)

    cause to start burning

    "The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds"

  4. inflame, stir up, wake, ignite, heat, fire up(verb)

    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"

  5. inflame(verb)

    become inflamed; get sore

    "His throat inflamed"

Wiktionary

  1. inflame(Verb)

    To set on fire; to kindle; to cause to burn, flame, or glow.

    Etymology: From *, enflawmen, from enflammer, from inflammo, from in + flamma, equivalent to .

  2. inflame(Verb)

    To kindle or intensify, as passion or appetite; to excite to an excessive or unnatural action or heat; as, to inflame desire.

    Etymology: From *, enflawmen, from enflammer, from inflammo, from in + flamma, equivalent to .

  3. inflame(Verb)

    To provoke to anger or rage; to exasperate; to irritate; to incense; to enrage.

    Etymology: From *, enflawmen, from enflammer, from inflammo, from in + flamma, equivalent to .

  4. inflame(Verb)

    To put in a state of inflammation; to produce morbid heat, congestion, or swelling, of; as, to inflame the eyes by overwork.

    Etymology: From *, enflawmen, from enflammer, from inflammo, from in + flamma, equivalent to .

  5. inflame(Verb)

    To exaggerate; to enlarge upon.

    Etymology: From *, enflawmen, from enflammer, from inflammo, from in + flamma, equivalent to .

  6. inflame(Verb)

    To grow morbidly hot, congested, or painful; to become angry or incensed.

    Etymology: From *, enflawmen, from enflammer, from inflammo, from in + flamma, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inflame(verb)

    to set on fire; to kindle; to cause to burn, flame, or glow

  2. Inflame(verb)

    fig.: To kindle or intensify, as passion or appetite; to excite to an excessive or unnatural action or heat; as, to inflame desire

  3. Inflame(verb)

    to provoke to anger or rage; to exasperate; to irritate; to incense; to enrage

  4. Inflame(verb)

    to put in a state of inflammation; to produce morbid heat, congestion, or swelling, of; as, to inflame the eyes by overwork

  5. Inflame(verb)

    to exaggerate; to enlarge upon

  6. Inflame(verb)

    to grow morbidly hot, congested, or painful; to become angry or incensed

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inflame

    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. inflammārein, into, flamma, a flame.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inflame in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inflame in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of inflame in a Sentence

  1. Sheikh Sabah:

    You have foiled the desperate attempt and satanic attitudes of the plotters and perpetrators of this condemned crime to inflame divisions and stir sectarian tensions and divide the unity of the Kuwaiti society, the international community should exert all their effort to avert and take legal action to dry up [ terrorism ] from its waters so countries and nations live in peace and security.

  2. Robert M. Hutchins:

    Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.

  3. Steven Law:

    At this very moment the issue is moving so fast that accurate predictions are difficult to make, i think it's likely this will inflame partisan energy on both sides -- and that could make the confirmation vote a lose-lose proposition either way for red-state Democrat senators.

  4. Robert Hutchins:

    Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.

  5. Philip Hynes:

    This is the next significant miscalculation. The next will be barring certain candidates from running in District Council elections. Both will nicely inflame tensions and increase protests and actions, as that happens, the prospects for the third pending calamity will rise exponentially, postponement of District Council elections. Then it will descend into sustained chaos.

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Translations for inflame

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  • zanítCzech
  • aufregen, entflammen, erzürnen, anzünden, aufbrausen, anregen, aufpeitschenGerman
  • lietsoa, tulehtua, herättää, liioitella, sytyttää, tulehduttaaFinnish
  • incendiareItalian
  • inflamarPortuguese

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