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flare-up

(flâr′ŭp′)
n.
1. A sudden outbreak of flame or light: a flare-up of the embers.
2. An outburst or eruption: a flare-up of anger.
3. A sudden worsening of the symptoms of a disease or condition: a flare-up of eczema.

flare-up

n
1. a sudden burst of fire or light
2. informal a sudden burst of emotion or violence
vb (intr, adverb)
3. to burst suddenly into fire or light
4. informal to burst into anger

Flare-Up

 a noisy dance; a jovial social gathering—Slang Dictionary, 1874.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flare-up - a sudden intense happening; "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a burst of lightning"
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
salvo - an outburst resembling the discharge of firearms or the release of bombs
rush - a sudden burst of activity; "come back after the rush"

flare-up

noun
1. The visible signs of combustion:
2. A sudden violent expression, as of emotion:
Translations

flare-up

[ˈflɛərˈʌp] N [of anger] → arranque m; (= quarrel) → riña f; [of violence] → estallido m; [of illness, acne] → recrudecimiento m

flare-up

[ˈflɛərˌʌp] n (of fire) → fiammata; (of quarrel, fighting) → recrudescenza; (outburst of rage) → scoppio d'ira; (sudden dispute) → battibecco
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The flare-up was kept inside the companion with a box of matches ready to hand.
She wasn't this time," Powell said innocently: "She lighted the flare-up for me, sir.
With cooler temperatures outside, plus central heating and all that added festive stress - which can all act as triggers - party season can be a prime time for eczema flare-ups.
For patients with skin problems such as eczema, winter causes worsening of the condition and predisposes them to constant flare-ups.
Treatment for MS focuses on speeding recovery from flare-ups, slowing the progression of the disease, and managing symptoms as they arise.
Nick (Joshua Morrow) continues to struggle with keeping the secret from Chelsea (Melissa Clare Egan), Victoria (Amelia Heinle) lost Billy (Jason Thompson) to Phyllis (Gina Tognoni), and Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) has been suffering from the stress with more flare-ups of her MS.
There is a clear need for new therapies that can overcome the limitations of current drugs used to treat COPD and associated flare-ups,' said senior study author Ross Vlahos from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.
Several positive trends were detected in this 40-patient placebo-controlled trial, including palovarotene-related reductions in the proportion of subjects who developed new HO, reductions in volume of new HO, reductions in patient-reported pain associated with flare-ups, and reductions in the time to resolution of FOP-related flare-ups, though none reached statistical significance.
The children's balm is a natural targeted therapy to heal eczema flare-ups and is comparable to Skinfix's adult version of the product, except that soy has been removed.
The World Health Organization says Ebola is no longer an international health emergency, but flare-ups of decreasing frequency are expected.
However, she noted, "a high level of vigilance and response capacity must be maintained to ensure the ability of the countries to prevent Ebola infections and to rapidly detect and respond to flare-ups in the future.
Chan said, noting however that a high level of vigilance and response capacity must be maintained to ensure the ability of the countries to prevent Ebola infections and to rapidly detect and respond to flare-ups in the future.