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From Middle English inflammen, enflamen, enflaumen, from Old French enflammer (“to inflame”), from Latin inflammō (“to kindle, set on fire”, verb), from in (“in, on”) + flamma (“flame”), equivalent to in- + flame.
- Rhymes: -eɪm
- To set on fire; to kindle; to cause to burn, flame, or glow.
- We should have made retreat / By light of the inflamed fleet.
- (figuratively) To kindle or intensify, as passion or appetite; to excite to an excessive or unnatural action or heat.
- to inflame desire
- more, it seems, inflamed with lust than rage
- But, O inflame and fire our hearts.
- To provoke to anger or rage; to exasperate; to irritate; to incense; to enrage.
- It will inflame you; it will make you mad.
- To put in a state of inflammation; to produce morbid heat, congestion, or swelling, of.
- to inflame the eyes by overwork
- To exaggerate; to enlarge upon.
- A friend exaggerates a man's virtues, an enemy inflames his crimes.
- 1773, Oliver Goldsmith, She Stoops to Conquer
- As you say, we passengers are to be taxed to pay all these fineries. I have often seen a good sideboard, or a marble chimney-piece, though not actually put in the bill, inflame a reckoning confoundedly.
- To grow morbidly hot, congested, or painful; to become angry or incensed.
to set on fire
to put in a state of inflammation
- inflame in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- inflame in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- Rhymes: -ami
- First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of inflamar
- Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of inflamar
- Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of inflamar
- Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of inflamar