ablaze

[uh-bleyz]
adjective
1.
burning; on fire: They set the logs ablaze.
2.
gleaming with bright lights, bold colors, etc.
3.
excited; eager; zealous; ardent.
4.
very angry.

Origin:
1800–10; a-1 + blaze1; compare Middle English on blase

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ablaze (əˈbleɪz)
 
adj, —adv
1.  on fire; burning
2.  brightly illuminated
3.  emotionally aroused

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ablaze
late 14c., from a "on" (see a- (1)) + blaze.
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Example sentences
But the first cause of the fire, is you lighting it, you setting it ablaze.
And, in a paradox of ice and fire, sunlight can make ice-bound foliage appear
  ablaze.
Some said he was fond of pouring gunpowder into his rum and setting it ablaze
  before downing it.
Ablaze and riddled, she backed off the beach, carrying a cargo of dead and
  wounded.
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