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Verb: conflagrate
  1. Cause to start burning
    "The setting sun conflagrated the sky with oranges and reds";
    - kindle, enkindle [literary], inflame
  2. Start to burn or burst into flames
    "Marsh gases conflagrated suddenly";
    - erupt, ignite, catch fire, take fire, combust

Derived forms: conflagrating, conflagrated, conflagrates

Type of: change state, ignite, light, turn

Encyclopedia: Conflagrate