What is the meaning of inflame?


  • Cause inflammation in.
    • usage: "The repetitive motion inflamed her joint"
  • Catch fire.
    • usage: "The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles"
  • Cause to start burning.
    • usage: "The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds"
  • Arouse or excite feelings and passions.
    • usage: "The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"; "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world"; "Wake old feelings of hatred"
  • Become inflamed; get sore.
    • usage: "His throat inflamed"
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APAWordNet. (2010). inflame. Retrieved April 22, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/inflame/definitions/1328415
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