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From the verb phrase flame out.
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- The act of flaming out or burning out; extinguishing.
- The act of quitting or failing, especially due to overwork or in a dramatic manner.
- The company was one of Silicon Valley's more famous dot-com flameouts.
- The sudden extinguishing of the flame of a burner (due to obstruction of fuel)
- The verb is flame out.