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aflame

[uh-fleym] /əˈfleɪm/
adjective
1.
on fire; ablaze:
The house was all aflame.
2.
eager and excited:
I was aflame with curiosity.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; a-1 + flame
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  • As the shadow rises, it breaks into a cloud of tautly ribbed sail, aflame in the tropical sun.
  • He had meant to stay longer, he said, but his body was aflame with pain.
  • Thus, the heat transfer from the gaseous flame to the condensed fuel usually is an essential process to sustain aflame spread.
British Dictionary definitions for aflame

aflame

/əˈfleɪm/
adverb, adjective (postpositive)
1.
in flames; ablaze
2.
deeply aroused, as with passion: he was aflame with desire
3.
(of the face) red or inflamed
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Word Origin and History for aflame
adj.

1550s, from a- "on" (see a- (1)) + flame (n.). Figurative use by 1856.

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