|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|
|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.