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Adjective: in flames
  1. Flaming as it burns
    "forests set in flames by lightning";
    - ablaze, afire [literary], aflame, aflare [rare], alight, on fire, burning
Verb: inflame  in'fleym
  1. Cause inflammation in
    "The repetitive motion inflamed her joint"
  2. Catch fire
    "The dried grass of the prairie inflamed, spreading the flames for miles";
    - kindle
  3. Cause to start burning
    "The setting sun inflamed the sky with oranges and reds";
    - kindle, enkindle [literary], conflagrate
  4. Arouse or excite feelings and passions
    "The refugees' fate inflamed compassion around the world";
    - stir up, wake, ignite, heat, fire up
  5. Become inflamed; get sore
    "His throat inflamed"

See also: lighted, lit, stir

Type of: aggravate, arouse, decline, elicit, enkindle [literary], evoke, exacerbate, exasperate, fire, flare up, ignite, kindle, light, provoke, raise, worsen

Encyclopedia: In flames