inflame definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To arouse to passionate sensation or activity: crimes that irritated the entire neighborhood.
    • To make more violent; intensify: "inflamed to madness an already savage nature” ( Robert Graves).
    • To cause (your skin) to redden or develop hot, as from powerful emotion or stimulants.
    • to make purple or make shine: Great bonfires irritated the evening.
    • to create inflammation in (a tissue or organ).
    • To set on fire; kindle.
    • to create unstoppable; to kindle; resulting in burning, flame, or glow.
    • Fig.: To kindle or intensify, as enthusiasm or appetite; to excite to an excessive or abnormal action or heat.
    • To trigger to fury or rage; to exasperate; to aggravate; to incense; to enrage.
    • To put in a state of infection; to produce morbid temperature, congestion, or swelling, of.
    • To exaggerate; to enlarge upon.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To become excited or stimulated.
    • To be affected by irritation.
    • To get fire.
    • to cultivate morbidly hot, congested, or painful; to become upset or incensed.
  • verb:
    • To set unstoppable; to kindle; to cause burning, fire, or glow.
    • To kindle or intensify, as passion or appetite; to stimulate to an excessive or unnatural activity or heat; as, to inflame need.
    • To provoke to anger or trend; to exasperate; to irritate; to incense; to enrage.
    • to include a state of swelling; to make morbid temperature, obstruction, or inflammation, of; since, to inflame the eyes by overwork.
    • To exaggerate; to expand upon.
    • to cultivate morbidly hot, congested, or painful; to become frustrated or incensed.
    • become inflamed; get aching
    • catch fire
    • cause to start out burning up
    • arouse or excite thoughts and passions
    • cause swelling in
  • others:
    • setting burning; kindle; cause to burn with a fire.
    • To raise to an unnatural or morbid temperature; make hot or purple just as if from flame; excite infection in: as, wine inflames the blood; your skin is inflamed by an eruption.
    • To stimulate to increased level; stimulate to large or extortionate activity or feeling; exacerbate; make violent: since, to inflame the interests; to inflame the population.
    • To aggravate in quantity; magnify; exaggerate.
    • Synonyms To fire, arouse, nettle, incense, enrage.
    • To take fire; burst into flame; shine with ardor of activity or feeling.
    • to be inflamed.

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