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inflamed Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb cause inflammation in
    • The repetitive motion inflamed her joint
  2. verb catch fire
    kindle; inflame.
    • The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles
  3. verb cause to start burning
    inflame; kindle; enkindle; conflagrate.
    • The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds
  4. verb arouse or excite feelings and passions
    ignite; stir up; inflame; 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
  5. verb become inflamed; get sore
    • His throat inflamed
  6. adjective satellite resulting from inflammation; hot and swollen and reddened
    • eyes inflamed with crying
  7. adjective satellite lighted with red light as if with flames
    ablaze; reddened.
    • streets ablaze with lighted Christmas trees
    • the inflamed clouds at sunset
    • reddened faces around the campfire
  8. adjective satellite adorned with tongues of flame

In*flamed" participial adjective
  1. Set on fire; enkindled; heated; congested; provoked; exasperated.
  2. (Her.) Represented as burning, or as adorned with tongues of flame.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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