(third-person singular simple present conflagrates, present participle conflagrating, simple past and past participle conflagrated)
- (intransitive) To catch fire. [17th century to the present]
- To set fire to something. [17th century to the present]
From cōnflāgrāt-, the perfect passive participial stem of the Latin cōnflāgrō (“I am consumed by fire”, “I set aflame”).