Inflame Definition

inflamed, inflames, inflaming
inflamed, inflames, inflaming
To arouse passion, desire, or violence in; excite intensely, as with anger.
Webster's New World
To make more violent; intensify.
American Heritage
To increase the intensity of (passion, desire, violence, etc.)
Webster's New World
To become hot, feverish, swollen, red, sore, etc.
Webster's New World
To set on fire.
Webster's New World

Origin of Inflame

  • Middle English enflaumen from Old French enflammer from Latin īnflammāre in- intensive pref. in–2 flammāre to set on fire (from flamma flame bhel-1 in Indo-European roots)

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

  • From Middle English *enflammen, enflawmen, from Old French enflammer (“to inflame”), from Latin inflammō (“to kindle, set on fire”, verb), from in (“in, on”) + flamma (“flame”), equivalent to in- +‎ flame.

    From Wiktionary


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