Definition of Inflame

1. Verb. Cause inflammation in. "The repetitive motion inflamed her joint"

Generic synonyms: Aggravate, Exacerbate, Exasperate, Worsen
Derivative terms: Inflammation, Inflammatory



2. Verb. Catch fire. "The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles"
Exact synonyms: Kindle
Generic synonyms: Flare Up
Derivative terms: Inflammation, Kindling, Kindling

3. Verb. Cause to start burning. "The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds"
Exact synonyms: Conflagrate, Enkindle, Kindle
Generic synonyms: Ignite, Light
Specialized synonyms: Rekindle
Derivative terms: Inflammation

4. Verb. Arouse or excite feelings and passions. "Wake old feelings of hatred"
Exact synonyms: Fire Up, Heat, Ignite, Stir Up, Wake
Generic synonyms: Arouse, Elicit, Enkindle, Evoke, Fire, Kindle, Provoke, Raise
Specialized synonyms: Ferment
Derivative terms: Heat, Inflaming, Inflammation, Inflammatory

5. Verb. Become inflamed; get sore. "His throat inflamed"
Generic synonyms: Decline, Worsen
Derivative terms: Inflammation, Inflammatory

Definition of Inflame

1. v. t. To set on fire; to kindle; to cause to burn, flame, or glow.

2. v. i. To grow morbidly hot, congested, or painful; to become angry or incensed.

Definition of Inflame

1. Verb. To set on fire; to kindle; to cause to burn, flame, or glow. ¹

2. Verb. (figuratively) To kindle or intensify, as passion or appetite; to excite to an excessive or unnatural action or heat; as, to inflame desire. ¹

3. Verb. To provoke to anger or rage; to exasperate; to irritate; to incense; to enrage. ¹

4. Verb. To put in a state of inflammation; to produce morbid heat, congestion, or swelling, of; as, to inflame the eyes by overwork. ¹

5. Verb. To exaggerate; to enlarge upon. ¹

6. Verb. To grow morbidly hot, congested, or painful; to become angry or incensed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inflame

1. to set on fire [v -FLAMED, -FLAMING, -FLAMES]

Medical Definition of Inflame

1. 1. To set on fire; to kindle; to cause to burn, flame, or glow. "We should have made retreat By light of the inflamed fleet." (Chapman) 2. To kindle or intensify, as passion or appetite; to excite to an excessive or unnatural action or heat; as, to inflame desire. "Though more,it seems, Inflamed with lust than rage." (Milton) "But, O inflame and fire our hearts." (Dryden) 3. To provoke to anger or rage; to exasperate; to irritate; to incense; to enrage. "It will inflame you; it will make you mad." (Shak) 4. To put in a state of inflammation; to produce morbid heat, congestion, or swelling, of; as, to inflame the eyes by overwork. 5. To exaggerate; to enlarge upon. " A friend exaggerates a man's virtues, an enemy inflames his crimes." (Addison) Synonym: To provoke, fire, kindle, irritate, exasperate, incense, enrage, anger, excite, arouse. Origin: OE. Enflamen, OF. Enflamer, F. Enflammer, L. Inflammare,inflammatum; pref.in- in + flammare to flame, fr.flamma flame. See Flame. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inflame

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Literary usage of Inflame

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1. Walker's Errors in Civil Proceedings: Being the Errors in Civil Proceedings by William Slee Walker (1917)
"(a] Evidence offered to inflame the feelings of the jury cured by being stricken from the. record. Defendant can not claim a reversal because of evidence ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"(55) The tranquil lily which the empire enjoyed during the first year of his administration,(56) served rather to inflame than to appease the public ..."

3. Mirror for magistrates: in five parts by William Baldwin, Richard Niccols, John Higgins (1815)
"... If their bold feete durst presse the sandie ground, Not doubting all their fleete, with fire t'inflame, If from their ships to fight on shore they came. ..."

4. A Cycle of Adams Letters, 1861-1865 by Charles Francis Adams, Henry Adams (1920)
"... yet to thoroughly concentrate and inflame our enemy. We have wrangled over arming the slaves before the slaves showed any disposition to use the arms, ..."

5. The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England by John Campbell Campbell (1845)
"... headed by Guy Fawkes, to keep up a horror of the ^"^np,r^" Papists; but this was nothing to a new pageant he got up for inflame the 17th of November, ..."

6. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1875)
"... now also sought inflame to evoke that more subtle element of power which the RuS- derives from the souls of men. So large a body of die people, ..."

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