inflaming


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in·flame

 (ĭn-flām′)
v. in·flamed, in·flam·ing, in·flames
v.tr.
1. To arouse to passionate feeling or action: crimes that inflamed the entire community.
2. To make more violent; intensify: "inflamed to madness an already savage nature" (Robert Graves).
3.
a. To cause (the skin) to redden or grow hot, as from strong emotion or stimulants.
b. To turn red or make glow: Great bonfires inflamed the night.
4. To produce inflammation in (a tissue or organ).
5. To set on fire; kindle.
v.intr.
1. To become excited or aroused.
2. To be affected by inflammation.
3. To catch fire.

[Middle English enflaumen, from Old French enflammer, from Latin īnflammāre : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + flammāre, to set on fire (from flamma, flame; see bhel- in Indo-European roots).]

in·flam′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inflaming - arousal to violent emotion
arousal, rousing - the act of arousing; "the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions"
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As Fouquet was giving, or appearing to give, all his attention to the brilliant illuminations, the languishing music of the violins and hautboys, the sparkling sheaves of the artificial fires, which, inflaming the heavens with glowing reflections, marked behind the trees the dark profile of the donjon of Vincennes; as, we say, the superintendent was smiling on the ladies and the poets the fete was every whit as gay as usual; and Vatel, whose restless, even jealous look, earnestly consulted the aspect of Fouquet, did not appear dissatisfied with the welcome given to the ordering of the evening's entertainment.
A shade crossed the brow of both visitors; for the other room was the private room of the great actor with whom Miss Aurora was performing, and she was of the kind that does not inflame admiration without inflaming jealousy.
Mann, inflaming her left eye with the corner of her apron.
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