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.

  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.

  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.

  7. Origin: 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. Secretary Carter:

    The result of this kind of action will inevitably, simply be to inflame the civil war in Syria.

  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. 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.

  4. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    What we shouldn't do now is to inflame the situation by loud saber-rattling and shrill war cries, whoever believes that symbolic tank parades on the alliance's eastern border will bring more security is mistaken.

  5. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    We do continue to be concerned about the need for both the Iranians and the Saudis to de-escalate the situation. We are urging all sides to show some restraint and to not further inflame tensions that are on quite vivid display in the region.

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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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