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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.
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So the pitch and sulphur-freighted brigs of the bold Hydriote, Canaris, issuing from their midnight harbors, with broad sheets of flame for sails, bore down upon the turkish frigates, and folded them in conflagrations.
As for conflagrations and great droughts, they do not merely dispeople and destroy.
A town built of wood, where scarcely a day passes without conflagrations when the house owners are in residence and a police force is present, cannot help burning when its inhabitants have left it and it is occupied by soldiers who smoke pipes, make campfires of the Senate chairs in the Senate Square, and cook themselves meals twice a day.
He had seen airships flying low and swift over darkened and groaning streets; watched great buildings, suddenly red-lit amidst the shadows, crumple at the smashing impact of bombs; witnessed for the first time in his life the grotesque, swift onset, of insatiable conflagrations.
I could hear the explosions of their mines and bombs, and see the smoke of their conflagrations, and that was all.
One evening on board a Mississippi steamboat, a boy of ten years lay asleep in a berth--a long, slim-legged boy, he was, encased in quite a short shirt; it was the first time he had ever made a trip on a steamboat, and so he was troubled, and scared, and had gone to bed with his head filled with impending snaggings, and explosions, and conflagrations, and sudden death.
A brown spotted lady-bug climbed the dizzy height of a grass blade, and Tom bent down close to it and said, "Lady-bug, lady-bug, fly away home, your house is on fire, your children's alone," and she took wing and went off to see about it -- which did not surprise the boy, for he knew of old that this insect was credulous about conflagrations, and he had practised upon its simplicity more than once.
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.