Wildfire - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈwaɪldfaɪər|  American pronunciation of the word wildfire
Brit.  |ˈwʌɪl(d)fʌɪə|  British pronunciation of the word wildfire

noun

- a raging and rapidly spreading conflagration

Examples

The recent wildfires were made worse by the strong winds.

The wildfire poses no immediate threat to any houses in the area.

They have evacuated everyone in the immediate area of the wildfire.

The wildfire has burned acres of forest.

...the wildfire burned through a large swath of timberland...

The news spread like wildfire (=became known very quickly).

The wildfire scorched the forest and several homes

Word forms

noun
singular: wildfire
plural: wildfires
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