1 cause inflammation in; "The repetitive motion inflamed her joint"
2 catch fire; "The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles" [syn: kindle]
3 cause to start burning; "The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds" [syn: kindle, enkindle, conflagrate]
4 arouse or excite feelings and passions; "The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"; "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world"; "Wake old feelings of hatred" [syn: stir up, wake, ignite, heat, fire up]
5 become inflamed; get sore; "His throat inflamed"
- Rhymes: -eɪm
- To set on fire; to kindle; to cause to burn, flame, or glow.
- Figurative: To kindle or intensify, as passion or appetite; to excite to an excessive or unnatural action or heat; as, to inflame desire.
- To provoke to anger or rage; to exasperate; to irritate; to incense; to enrage.
- To put in a state of inflammation; to produce morbid heat, congestion, or swelling, of; as, to inflame the eyes by overwork.
- To exaggerate; to enlarge upon.
- To grow morbidly hot, congested, or painful; to become angry or incensed.
kindle or intensify
- German: anregen
put in a state of inflammation
- German: sich entzünden
- German: aufpeitschen
grow morbidly hot, congested, or painful
- German: aufbrausen
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