transitive verb-·flamed′, -·flam′ing
- to set on fire
- to arouse passion, desire, or violence in; excite intensely, as with anger
- to increase the intensity of (passion, desire, violence, etc.)
- to cause inflammation in (some organ or tissue)
Origin of inflameMiddle English enflamen from Old French enflammer from Classical Latin inflammare: see in- and flame
- to become roused, excited, stimulated, etc.
- to catch fire
- to become hot, feverish, swollen, red, sore, etc.