Conflagration meaning

kŏnflə-grāshən
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​A large fire extending to many objects, or over a large space; a general burning.

It took sixty firefighters to put out the conflagration.

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(figuratively) A large-scale conflict.
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The definition of a conflagration is a massive destructive fire.

An example of a conflagration is a large fire that burns up two houses.

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A large destructive fire.
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A big, destructive fire.
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Origin of conflagration

  • Latin cōnflagrātiō cōnflagrātiōn- from cōnflagrātus past participle of cōnflagrāre to burn up conflagrant

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French, from Latin cōnflagrātiō (“burning, conflagration”).

    From Wiktionary