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inflame

in·flame

inflame

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn fleIm
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: inflamed, inflames, inflaming
definition 1: to excite, arouse, or intensify (the emotions or passions).
synonyms:
arouse, enkindle, excite, ignite, intensify, kindle
antonyms:
appease, calm
similar words:
agitate, anger, electrify, enliven, fire up, heat, incite, infect, intoxicate, irritate, madden, provoke, rouse, stimulate, stir up, whip up
definition 2: to cause or produce redness and swelling in (tissue) as an infection.
similar words:
fever, irritate, suppurate, swell
definition 3: to set fire to; kindle.
synonyms:
enkindle, fire, ignite, kindle
antonyms:
extinguish
similar words:
burn, torch
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become emotionally aroused.
A mob inflames easily.
synonyms:
arouse, kindle
similar words:
enkindle, heat, rouse
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