Meaning of inflame

in•flame

Pronunciation: (in-flām'), [key]
— v., -flamed, -flam•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to kindle or excite (passions, desires, etc.).
  2. to arouse to a high degree of passion or feeling: His harangue inflamed the rabble.
  3. to incite or rouse, as to violence: His words inflamed the angry mob to riot.
  4. (of an emotion, as rage) to cause to redden or grow heated: Uncontrollable rage inflamed his face.
  5. to cause inflammation in: Her eyes were inflamed with crying.
  6. to raise (the blood, bodily tissue, etc.) to a morbid or feverish heat.
  7. to set aflame, ablaze, or afire; set on fire.
  8. to redden with or as with flames: The setting sun inflames the sky.
—v.i.
  1. to burst into flame; take fire.
  2. to be kindled, as passion.
  3. to become hot with passion, as the heart.
  4. to become excessively affected with inflammation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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