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English verb: inflame

1. inflame (body) cause inflammation in


SamplesThe repetitive motion inflamed her joint.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)aggravate, exacerbate, exasperate, worsen


Verb groupinflame

2. inflame (weather) catch fire


SamplesThe dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles.


Synonymskindle


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)flare up

3. inflame (weather) cause to start burning


SamplesThe setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds.


Synonymsconflagrate, enkindle, kindle


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


Broader (hypernym)ignite, light


Narrower (hyponym)rekindle

4. inflame (emotion) arouse or excite feelings and passions


SamplesThe ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor.
The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world.
Wake old feelings of hatred.


Synonymsfire up, heat, ignite, stir up, wake


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


Broader (hypernym)arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise


Narrower (hyponym)ferment

5. inflame (body) become inflamed; get sore


SamplesHis throat inflamed.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)decline, worsen


Verb groupinflame









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