Inflame meaning

ĭn-flām'
To set on fire.
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To become excited or aroused.
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To be affected by inflammation.
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To arouse to passionate feeling or action.

Crimes that inflamed the entire community.

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To make more violent; intensify.
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To produce inflammation in (a tissue or organ).
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To catch fire.
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To arouse passion, desire, or violence in; excite intensely, as with anger.
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To increase the intensity of (passion, desire, violence, etc.)
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To cause inflammation in (some organ or tissue)
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To become roused, excited, stimulated, etc.
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To catch fire.
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To become hot, feverish, swollen, red, sore, etc.
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To produce inflammation in a tissue or organ.
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To be affected by inflammation.
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To set on fire; to kindle; to cause to burn, flame, or glow.
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(figuratively) To kindle or intensify, as passion or appetite; to excite to an excessive or unnatural action or heat.

To inflame desire.

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To provoke to anger or rage; to exasperate; to irritate; to incense; to enrage.
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To put in a state of inflammation; to produce morbid heat, congestion, or swelling, of.

To inflame the eyes by overwork.

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To exaggerate; to enlarge upon.
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To grow morbidly hot, congested, or painful; to become angry or incensed.
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To set on fire; kindle.
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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