in-flame

inflame

[in-fleym]
verb (used with object), inflamed, inflaming.
1.
to kindle or excite (passions, desires, etc.).
2.
to arouse to a high degree of passion or feeling: His harangue inflamed the rabble.
3.
to incite or rouse, as to violence: His words inflamed the angry mob to riot.
4.
(of an emotion, as rage) to cause to redden or grow heated: Uncontrollable rage inflamed his face.
5.
to cause inflammation in: Her eyes were inflamed with crying.
6.
to raise (the blood, bodily tissue, etc.) to a morbid or feverish heat.
7.
to set aflame, ablaze, or afire; set on fire.
8.
to redden with or as with flames: The setting sun inflames the sky.
verb (used without object), inflamed, inflaming.
9.
to burst into flame; take fire.
10.
to be kindled, as passion.
11.
to become hot with passion, as the heart.
12.
to become excessively affected with inflammation.
Also, enflame.


Origin:
1300–50; in-2 + flame; replacing Middle English enflammen < Middle French enflammer < Latin inflammāre to kindle

inflamedness [in-fley-mid-nis] , noun
inflamer, noun
inflamingly, adverb
reinflame, verb, reinflamed, reinflaming.
uninflamed, adjective


1–3. See incite. 7. See kindle1.


2. cool, soothe.
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inflame (ɪnˈfleɪm)
 
vb
1.  to arouse or become aroused to violent emotion
2.  (tr) to increase or intensify; aggravate
3.  to produce inflammation in (a tissue, organ, or part) or (of a tissue, etc) to become inflamed
4.  to set or be set on fire; kindle
5.  (tr) to cause to redden
 
in'flamer
 
n
 
in'flamingly
 
adv

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inflame
mid-14c., "to set on fire with passion," figurative use of L. inflammare "to set on fire, kindle," from in- "in" + flammare "to flame," from flamma "flame" (see flame). Literal sense of "to cause to burn" first recorded in English late 14c.
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