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inflame

in·flame

inflame

 
pronunciation:
ihn fleIm
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part of speech: verb
inflections: inflamed, inflames, inflaming
definition 1: to stir up or intensify.
The lack of food inflamed the people's anger.
synonyms:
arouse, excite, intensify, kindle
antonyms:
appease, calm
similar words:
agitate, fire up, incite, intoxicate, irritate, provoke, rouse, stimulate, stir up
definition 2: to cause or produce redness and swelling in.
An infection inflamed the wound on his knee.
similar words:
irritate, swell
definition 3: to become emotionally excited.
The mob inflamed at the sight of police officers.
similar words:
rouse
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