What does inflame mean?

Definitions for inflame
ɪnˈfleɪmin·flame

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word inflame.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inflameverb

    cause inflammation in

    "The repetitive motion inflamed her joint"

  2. kindle, inflameverb

    catch fire

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

  3. kindle, enkindle, conflagrate, inflameverb

    cause to start burning

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

  4. 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"

  5. inflameverb

    become inflamed; get sore

    "His throat inflamed"

Wiktionary

  1. inflameverb

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

  2. inflameverb

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

  3. inflameverb

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

  4. inflameverb

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

  5. inflameverb

    To exaggerate; to enlarge upon.

  6. inflameverb

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To INFLAMEverb

    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.

  2. To Inflameverb

    To grow hot, angry, and painful by obstructed matter.

    If the vesiculæ are opprest, they inflame. Richard Wiseman.

ChatGPT

  1. inflame

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inflameverb

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

  2. Inflameverb

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

  3. Inflameverb

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

  4. Inflameverb

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

  5. Inflameverb

    to exaggerate; to enlarge upon

  6. Inflameverb

    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. 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.

  2. Sophie Richardson:

    Hong Kong authorities should be working to create a political environment in which protesters do not feel the need for masks - not banning the masks, and deepening restrictions on freedom of expression, chief Executive Carrie Lam needs to agree to an examination of excessive force by police and to resume the process toward universal suffrage. Additional restrictions are only likely to inflame tensions.

  3. Patrick Warren:

    There's a long history, actually dating back to the Soviet Union, of Russia emphasizing the real and serious racial divisions that exist in United States. But also trying to inflame United States.

  4. Fox News:

    And any reference to the Capitol riot will only unfairly prejudice the jury against Fox, inflame passions, prevent a fair trial, and taint any resulting verdict.

  5. Jeb Bush:

    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.

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Translations for inflame

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  • zanítCzech
  • entflammen, erzürnen, aufpeitschen, anregen, anzünden, aufregen, aufbrausenGerman
  • herättää, tulehduttaa, sytyttää, liioitella, tulehtua, lietsoaFinnish
  • incendiareItalian
  • betennelseNorwegian
  • inflamarPortuguese

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