Origin of conflagrationClassical Latin conflagratio from past participle of conflagrare, to burn from com-, intensive + flagrare, to burn: see black
The definition of a conflagration is a massive destructive fire.
An example of a conflagration is a large fire that burns up two houses.
A large destructive fire.
Origin of conflagrationLatin cōnflagrātiō cōnflagrātiōn- from cōnflagrātus past participle of cōnflagrāre to burn up ; see conflagrant .
From Middle French, from Latin cōnflagrātiō (“burning, conflagration”).
- Fleury hardly had time to breathe before a new conflagration broke out in the east.
- It suffered severely from a conflagration in 1870.
- The situation, however, being in many ways inconvenient, and a conflagration having destroyed the shops at Makaryev, the fair was transferred in 1817 to its present locality at Nizhniy-Novgorod.
- Conflagration and would have unsettled the boundaries of most continental nations; and the British government endeavoured thenceforward to stop hostilities by referring the question immediately in dispute to a conference in London.
- The only survivors of the flood, and of the conflagration that followed it, were an old man and a pumpkin-seed.