'Inflame' definitions:

Definition of 'inflame'

(from WordNet)
Cause inflammation in; "The repetitive motion inflamed her joint"
Catch fire; "The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles" [syn: kindle, inflame]
Cause to start burning; "The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds" [syn: kindle, enkindle, conflagrate, inflame]
Arouse or excite feelings and passions; "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" [syn: inflame, stir up, wake, ignite, heat, fire up]
Become inflamed; get sore; "His throat inflamed"

Definition of 'Inflame'

  • Inflame \In*flame"\, v. i. To grow morbidly hot, congested, or painful; to become angry or incensed. --Wiseman. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Inflame'

  • Inflame \In*flame"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inflamed; p. pr. & vb. n. Inflaming.] [OE. enflamen, OF. enflamer, F. enflammer, L. inflammare, inflammatum; pref. in- in + flammare to flame, fr. flamma flame. See Flame.]
  • 1. To set on fire; to kindle; to cause to burn, flame, or glow. [1913 Webster]
  • We should have made retreat By light of the inflamed fleet. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. Fig.: To kindle or intensify, as passion or appetite; to excite to an excessive or unnatural action or heat; as, to inflame desire. [1913 Webster]
  • Though more, it seems, Inflamed with lust than rage. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
  • But, O inflame and fire our hearts. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. To provoke to anger or rage; to exasperate; to irritate; to incense; to enrage. [1913 Webster]
  • It will inflame you; it will make you mad. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 4. (Med.) To put in a state of inflammation; to produce morbid heat, congestion, or swelling, of; as, to inflame the eyes by overwork. [1913 Webster]
  • 5. To exaggerate; to enlarge upon. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
  • A friend exaggerates a man's virtues, an enemy inflames his crimes. --Addison.
  • Syn: To provoke; fire; kindle; irritate; exasperate; incense; enrage; anger; excite; arouse. [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'inflame'

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Words containing 'Inflame'