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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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