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flame (fleɪm)
1.  a hot usually luminous body of burning gas often containing small incandescent particles, typically emanating in flickering streams from burning material or produced by a jet of ignited gas
2.  (often plural) the state or condition of burning with flames: to burst into flames
3.  a brilliant light; fiery glow
4.  a.  a strong reddish-orange colour
 b.  (as adjective): a flame carpet
5.  intense passion or ardour; burning emotion
6.  informal a lover or sweetheart (esp in the phrase an old flame)
7.  informal an abusive message sent by electronic mail, esp to express anger or criticism of an internet user
8.  to burn or cause to burn brightly; give off or cause to give off flame
9.  (intr) to burn or glow as if with fire; become red or fiery: his face flamed with anger
10.  (intr) to show great emotion; become angry or excited
11.  (tr) to apply a flame to (something)
12.  archaic (tr) to set on fire, either physically or with emotion
13.  informal to send an abusive message by electronic mail
[C14: from Anglo-French flaume, from Old French flambe, modification of flamble, from Latin flammula a little flame, from flamma flame]

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