conflagrate


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conflagrate

(ˈkɒnfləˌɡreɪt)
vb
to catch or set on fire
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.conflagrate - cause to start burning; "The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds"
ignite, light - cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette"
rekindle - kindle anew, as of a fire
2.conflagrate - start to burn or burst into flames; "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
blow out - erupt in an uncontrolled manner; "The oil well blew out"
catch - start burning; "The fire caught"
light up - start to burn with a bright flame; "The coal in the BBQ grill finally lit up"
combust, burn - cause to burn or combust; "The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"
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However, the officials added, the YDA tried to conflagrate the situation by locking down trauma centres and barring staff from entering the premises.
Will the minority decision in the hospitals' devolution case become the majority tomorrow or will the encroachments on provincial autonomy conflagrate the simmering tensions between the federation and the provinces?
Given the forthcoming elections, emotive factors in India will conflagrate the pyres.
Director Colm McCarthy finds harrowing ways to cogently fuse three cautionary tales that converge and conflagrate in a deserted crime museum.
But such occasions are like a tinder box that can conflagrate at the slightest misunderstanding, altercation or rumour mongering.
However, he claimed the government can intervene if any content on Google or Yahoo, or any other network, can conflagrate tension in India.