- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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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