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flame British & World English

A hot glowing body of ignited gas that is generated by something on fire

flame English Thesaurus

they could see flames shooting up into the air

old flame British & World English

A former lover

flame out British & World English

(Of a jet engine) lose power through the extinction of the flame in the combustion chamber

flame gun British & World English

A device for producing a jet of flame, used especially for destroying weeds

flame war British & World English

A lengthy exchange of angry or abusive messages between users of an Internet message board or forum

flame tree British & World English

Any of a number of trees with brilliant red flowers, in particular:

flame-haired British & World English

Having red hair

Olympic flame British & World English

A flame lit at Olympia in Greece, the site of the ancient Olympics, and ceremonially conveyed to the city that is hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games, where it is kept alight for the duration of the Games

flame-coloured British & World English

Of a brilliant orange-red colour

flame retardant British & World English

A substance that prevents or inhibits the outbreak of fire

burst into flame British & World English

Suddenly begin to burn fiercely

flame of the forest British & World English

A tropical tree which bears showy bright red flowers, in particular:

like a moth to the flame British & World English

With an irresistible attraction for someone or something

flame out in flame British & World English

(Of a jet engine) lose power through the extinction of the flame in the combustion chamber

flameout British & World English

An instance of the flame in the combustion chamber of a jet engine being extinguished, with a resultant loss of power

flameproof British & World English

(Especially of a fabric) treated so as to be non-flammable

burst into flame in flame British & World English

Suddenly begin to burn fiercely

flamethrower British & World English

A weapon that sprays out burning fuel

like a moth to the flame in moth British & World English

With an irresistible attraction for someone or something

burst into flame or flames in flame British & World English

Suddenly begin to burn fiercely


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