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inflame

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈfleɪm/

Translation of inflame in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (stir up) [person/anger/passion] encender*, inflamar [literary/literario]; [situation] exacerbar the crowd was inflamed by his speech su discurso enardeció a la multitud
    Example sentences
    • The split that is inflaming the public mood is the one between insiders and outsiders.
    • Deterrence and punishment are not rational options, and politicians who seek to inflame public feeling in these distressing cases are being forced to recognise this.
    • The fall of New Orleans in April 1862, combined with the Federal threat against Mobile, inflamed public passions.
    Example sentences
    • He's inflamed her heart, but now he is rolling out of town.
    • So that just inflamed me even further because first of all Pol will never do something like that and secondly it was definitely not anybody I knew.
    • I am rarely inflamed to such an extent as I was this morning reading this news report.
    Example sentences
    • Instead, the minister's comments seem to have inflamed the situation.
    • Usually, outside comments just serve to inflame the situation.
    • And consistent with the policies that we have upheld in relation to hostages, we don't want to inflame the situation by needless and unnecessary comment.
    1.2 [Medicine/Medicina] inflamar
    Example sentences
    • When part of your body is inflamed, it is red, hot and sore.
    • This is caused by infected and inflamed diverticula perforating or rupturing.
    • The warnings state that Vitrase should not be used to reduce the swelling of bites, stings, and infected or inflamed areas because of the possibility of spreading a localized infection.

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