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English verb: conflagrate

1. conflagrate (weather) cause to start burning

SamplesThe setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds.

Synonymsenkindle, inflame, kindle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)ignite, light

Narrower (hyponym)rekindle

2. conflagrate (weather) start to burn or burst into flames

SamplesMarsh gases ignited suddenly.
The oily rags combusted spontaneously.

Synonymscatch fire, combust, erupt, ignite, take fire

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change state, turn

Narrower (hyponym)blow out, catch, light up

Verb groupburn, combust

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