verb cause inflammation in
- The repetitive motion inflamed her joint
verb catch fire
- The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles
verb cause to start burning
kindle; enkindle; conflagrate.
- The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds
verb arouse or excite feelings and passions
ignite; stir up; heat; wake; fire up.
- The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor
- The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world
- Wake old feelings of hatred
verb become inflamed; get sore
In*flame" transitive verb
, OF. enflamer
, F. enflammer
, L. inflammare
in + flammare
to flame, fr.flamma
flame. See Flame
imperfect & past participle Inflamed ; present participle & verbal noun Inflaming
- To set on fire; to kindle; to cause to burn, flame, or glow.
We should have made retreat
By light of the inflamed fleet.
- Fig.: To kindle or intensify, as passion or appetite; to excite to an excessive or unnatural action or heat; as, to inflame desire.
Though more,it seems,
Inflamed with lust than rage.
But, O inflame and fire our hearts.
- To provoke to anger or rage; to exasperate; to irritate; to incense; to enrage.
It will inflame you; it will make you mad.
- (Med.) To put in a state of inflammation; to produce morbid heat, congestion, or swelling, of; as, to inflame the eyes by overwork.
- To exaggerate; to enlarge upon. Obs.
A friend exaggerates a man's virtues, an enemy inflames his crimes.
Syn. -- To provoke; fire; kindle; irritate; exasperate; incense; enrage; anger; excite; arouse.
In*flame" intransitive verb
- To grow morbidly hot, congested, or painful; to become angry or incensed.
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