Inflame - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈfleɪm|  American pronunciation of the word inflame
Brit.  |ɪnˈfleɪm|  British pronunciation of the word inflame

verb

- cause inflammation in

The repetitive motion inflamed her joint

- catch fire (syn: kindle)
- cause to start burning (syn: conflagrate, enkindle, kindle)
- arouse or excite feelings and passions (syn: heat, ignite, wake)
- become inflamed; get sore

His throat inflamed

Examples

His angry speech inflamed the mob.

His comments have inflamed an already tense situation.

inflaming the passions of the mob

a chemical that can inflame the skin

Roman Church tried to inflame the minds of people against the heretics.

The shooting inflamed ethnic tensions.

The repetitive motion inflamed her joint

His throat inflamed

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: inflame
he/she/it: inflames
present participle: inflaming
past tense: inflamed
past participle: inflamed
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