emitting flames; blazing; burning; fiery.
like a flame in brilliance, heat, or shape.
intensely ardent or passionate: flaming youth.

1350–1400; Middle English flammande. See flame, -ing2

flamingly, adverb
unflaming, adjective
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flaming (ˈfleɪmɪŋ)
1.  burning with or emitting flames
2.  glowing brightly; brilliant
3.  intense or ardent; vehement; passionate: a flaming temper
4.  informal (intensifier): you flaming idiot
5.  an obsolete word for flagrant

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Word Origin & History

mid-14c., from Anglo-Fr. flaume, O.Fr. flamme, from L. flammula "small flame," dim. of flamma "flame," from PIE *bhleg- "to shine, flash," from base *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see bleach). The meaning "a sweetheart" is attested from 1640s; the figurative sense of
"burning passion" was in M.E. The verb is M.E. flamen, from O.Fr. flamer; the verb sense of "unleash invective on a computer network" is from 1980s. Flamer, flaming "glaringly homosexual" are homosexual slang from 1970s, but flamer "glaringly conspicuous person or thing" (1809) and flaming "glaringly conspicuous" (1781) are much earlier in the general sense, both originally with reference to "wenches." Flaming as an intensifying adj. dates from late 19c. Flame-thrower (1917) translates Ger. flammenwerfer (1915).
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flame   (flām)  Pronunciation Key 
The hot, glowing mixture of burning gases and tiny particles that arises from combustion. Flames get their light either from the fluorescence of molecules or ions that have become excited, or from the incandescence of solid particles involved in the combustion process, such as the carbon particles from a candle.
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