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English noun: flame

1. flame (process) the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke

SamplesFire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries.

Synonymsfire, flaming

Broader (hypernym)burning, combustion

Narrower (hyponym)blaze, blazing, flare, ignition

English verb: flame

1. flame (weather) shine with a sudden light

SamplesThe night sky flared with the massive bombardment.

ExamplesLights flame on the horizon, The horizon is flameing with lights


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)beam, shine

2. flame (weather) be in flames or aflame

SamplesThe sky seemed to flame in the Hawaiian sunset.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)burn, combust

3. flame (communication) criticize harshly, usually via an electronic medium

SamplesThe person who posted an inflammatory message got flamed.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)castigate, chasten, chastise, correct, objurgate

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