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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


Synonymsflare


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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