conflagrate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cōnflāgrāt-, the perfect passive participial stem of the Latin cōnflāgrō (I am consumed by fire”, “I set aflame).

Verb[edit]

conflagrate (third-person singular simple present conflagrates, present participle conflagrating, simple past and past participle conflagrated)

  1. (intransitive) To catch fire. [17th century to the present]
  2. (transitive) To set fire to something. [17th century to the present]

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

cōnflāgrāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of cōnflāgrō