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conflagration

con·fla·gra·tion

conflagration

 
pronunciation:
kan fl greI shn
part of speech: noun
definition: a large, damaging fire.
Most of the destruction of the city was caused by the conflagration that followed the earthquake.
synonyms:
holocaust, inferno
similar words:
blaze, burning, fire, wildfire
derivation: conflagrative (adj.)