inflame: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (in-flām'), [key]
— v., -flamed, -flam•ing.
- to kindle or excite (passions, desires, etc.).
- to arouse to a high degree of passion or feeling: His harangue inflamed the rabble.
- to incite or rouse, as to violence: His words inflamed the angry mob to riot.
- (of an emotion, as rage) to cause to redden or grow heated: Uncontrollable rage inflamed his face.
- to cause inflammation in: Her eyes were inflamed with crying.
- to raise (the blood, bodily tissue, etc.) to a morbid or feverish heat.
- to set aflame, ablaze, or afire; set on fire.
- to redden with or as with flames: The setting sun inflames the sky.
- to burst into flame; take fire.
- to be kindled, as passion.
- to become hot with passion, as the heart.
- to become excessively affected with inflammation.
- inflame (Thesaurus)