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Definition 1: become inflamed; get sore - [verb of body]

Samples where inflame or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His throat inflamed

(inflame is a kind of ...) grow worse

"Conditions in the slum worsened"

(inflame has a similar meaning as ...) cause inflammation in

"The repetitive motion inflamed her joint"

Definition 2: cause inflammation in - [verb of body]

Samples where inflame or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The repetitive motion inflamed her joint

(inflame is a kind of ...) make worse

"This drug aggravates the pain"

(inflame has a similar meaning as ...) become inflamed; get sore

"His throat inflamed"

Definition 3: arouse or excite feelings and passions - [verb of emotion]

Samples where inflame or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor
  • The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world
  • Wake old feelings of hatred

Synonyms for inflame in the sense of this definition

(inflame is a kind of ...) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

"arouse pity" "raise a smile" "evoke sympathy"

(... is a kind of inflame ) work up into agitation or excitement

"This religion is fermenting Africa"

Definition 4: cause to start burning - [verb of weather]

Samples where inflame or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds

Synonyms for inflame in the sense of this definition

(inflame is a kind of ...) cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat

"Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter" "Light a cigarette"

(... is a kind of inflame ) kindle anew, as of a fire

Definition 5: catch fire - [verb of weather]

Samples where inflame or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles

Synonyms for inflame in the sense of this definition

(inflame is a kind of ...) ignite quickly and suddenly, especially after having died down

"the fire flared up and died down once again"

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