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flame

flame

 
pronunciation:
fleIm
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the ignited gas and vapor that rises from a burning object and is visible as brightly colored, wavering light.
 
similar words:
blaze, burning, fire, flare, flash, gleam, light, spark
definition 2: (often pl.) the state of something that is burning.
The building is in flames.
similar words:
conflagration, fire
definition 3: anything that resembles a flame in its shape, color, brilliance, or the like.
similar words:
blaze, fire, glow, radiance
definition 4: any strong or intense feeling; passion.
the flame of hatred
synonyms:
ardor, fervor, heat, passion
similar words:
excitement, fire, intensity, warmth, zeal
definition 5: (informal) someone who is or was loved; sweetheart.
an old flame
synonyms:
lover, sweetheart
similar words:
beau, boyfriend, girlfriend, inamorata
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: flamed, flames, flaming
definition 1: to burst into or produce flames; burn.
synonyms:
blaze, burn, kindle
similar words:
fire, flare, ignite, light
definition 2: to redden or glow.
His face flamed with anger.
synonyms:
glow, redden
similar words:
blaze, blush, burn, flush, radiate, shine
definition 3: to experience any strong emotion.
She flamed with resentment.
synonyms:
burn
similar words:
fume, seethe, simmer
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to apply a flame to; set on fire.
synonyms:
burn, ignite, kindle
similar words:
fire, light
derivations: flameless (adj.), flamelike (adj.)
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