conflagration


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con·fla·gra·tion

 (kŏn′flə-grā′shən)
n.
A large destructive fire.

[Latin cōnflagrātiō, cōnflagrātiōn-, from cōnflagrātus, past participle of cōnflagrāre, to burn up; see conflagrant.]

conflagration

(ˌkɒnfləˈɡreɪʃən)
n
a large destructive fire
[C16: from Latin conflagrātiō, from conflagrāre to be burnt up, from com- (intensive) + flagrāre to burn; related to Latin fulgur lightning]
ˈconflaˌgrative adj

con•fla•gra•tion

(ˌkɒn fləˈgreɪ ʃən)

n.
a destructive fire, usu. an extensive one.
[1545–55; < Latin conflagrātiō=conflagrā(re) to burn up]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conflagration - a very intense and uncontrolled fireconflagration - a very intense and uncontrolled fire
fire - the event of something burning (often destructive); "they lost everything in the fire"
wildfire - a raging and rapidly spreading conflagration

conflagration

noun fire, blaze, holocaust, inferno, wildfire All the stock was destroyed in a warehouse conflagration.

conflagration

noun
The visible signs of combustion:
Translations
حَريق هائِل
požár
storbrand
tûzvész
eldsvoîi
didžiulis gaisras
liels ugunsgrēks
požiar
büyük yangın

conflagration

[ˌkɒnfləˈgreɪʃən] Nconflagración f, incendio m

conflagration

[ˌkɒnfləˈgreɪʃən] n
(= fire) → incendie m
(fig)conflagration f

conflagration

n (of forest, towns)Feuersbrunst f (geh); (of building)Großbrand m

conflagration

[ˌkɒnfləˈgreɪʃn] n (frm) → conflagrazione f

conflagration

(konfləˈgreiʃən) noun
a great fire. Ten people perished in the conflagration.
References in classic literature ?
Outfit of a trapper Risks to which he is subjected Partnership of trappers Enmity of Indians Distant smoke A country on fire Gun Greek Grand Rond Fine pastures Perplexities in a smoky country Conflagration of forests.
There is a proper season for making attacks with fire, and special days for starting a conflagration.
The anxiety on the rigid features of the trapper sensibly deepened, as he leisurely traced these evidences of a conflagration, which spread in a broad belt about their place of refuge, until he had encircled the whole horizon.
The spark - a feeble spark, first principle of conflagration - shone in the darkness like a glow-worm, then was deadened against the match which it set fire to, Porthos enlivening the flame with his breath.
We, too, were Fire-Men, we thought, as we danced there, white gnomes in the conflagration.
I was carrying a beautiful alcoholic conflagration around with me.
And as to those mortal feuds which, in certain conjunctures, spread a conflagration through a whole nation, or through a very large proportion of it, proceeding either from weighty causes of discontent given by the government or from the contagion of some violent popular paroxysm, they do not fall within any ordinary rules of calculation.
The eye took in nothing but one vast ocean of flame; the large trees stood forth in black relief in this huge furnace, their branches covered with glowing coals, while the whole blazing mass, the entire conflagration, was reflected on the clouds, and the travellers could fancy themselves enveloped in a hollow globe of fire.
Her face was brilliant and glowing; but this glow was not one of brightness; it suggested the fearful glow of a conflagration in the midst of a dark night.
All night, no one had essayed to quench the flames, or stop their progress; but now a body of soldiers were actively engaged in pulling down two old wooden houses, which were every moment in danger of taking fire, and which could scarcely fail, if they were left to burn, to extend the conflagration immensely.
To the south a monster conflagration was filling the sky, and we knew that the great ghetto was burning.
She had caught sight of her new Sunday gown-- a cheap curtain-calico thing, a conflagration of gaudy colors and fantastic figures.