Definition of inflame in English:


Line breaks: in|flame
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈfleɪm


[with object]
  • 3 literary Light up with or as if with flames: the torches inflame the night to the eastward
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    • The shadow engulfed figure's face illuminated as he inflamed a lighter.
    • Open your eyes, still heavy and inflamed by late night television and tears
    • Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!


Middle English enflaume, inflaume, from Old French enflammer, from Latin inflammare, from in- 'into' + flamma 'flame'.

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