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 ?
While this attack lasted, the family lived in constant fear of a conflagration, for the odor of burning wood pervaded the house at all hours, smoke issued from attic and shed with alarming frequency, red-hot pokers lay about promiscuously, and Hannah never went to bed without a pail of water and the dinner bell at her door in case of fire.
Heated and irritated as he was by his spasmodic toil at the pumps, for all his first nameless feeling of forbearance the sweating Steelkilt could but ill brook this bearing in the mate; but somehow still smothering the conflagration within him, without speaking he remained doggedly rooted to his seat, till at last the incensed Radney shook the hammer within a few inches of his face, furiously commanding him to do his bidding.
She had caught sight of her new Sunday gown-- a cheap curtain-calico thing, a conflagration of gaudy colors and fantastic figures.
Fairfax's account of the curtain conflagration during dinner, so much was I occupied in puzzling my brains over the enigmatical character of Grace Poole, and still more in pondering the problem of her position at Thornfield and questioning why she had not been given into custody that morning, or, at the very least, dismissed from her master's service.
cried Catherine, sucking her damaged lip, and watching the conflagration with indignant eyes.
In the roaring and raging of the conflagration, a red-hot wind, driving straight from the infernal regions, seemed to be blowing the edifice away.
Having looked at this extinct conflagration and shaken his head, he took my order: which, proving to be merely "Some tea for the lady," sent him out of the room in a very low state of mind.
The maniac figure of the Saxon Ulrica was for a long time visible on the lofty stand she had chosen, tossing her arms abroad with wild exultation, as if she reined empress of the conflagration which she had raised.
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 influence of factious leaders may kindle a flame within their particular States, but will be unable to spread a general conflagration through the other States.
The Russians came down with the rapidity of a conflagration.
The star of day, pale but nevertheless still splendid, was setting in the horizon, glorifying at once the heavens and the sea with bands of fire, and casting upon the towers and the old houses of the city a last ray of gold which made the windows sparkle like the reflection of a conflagration.