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Definition of Inflame

Inflame

  1. To set on fire; to kindle; to cause to burn, flame, or glow.
  2. Fig.: To kindle or intensify, as passion or appetite; to excite to an excessive or unnatural action or heat; as, to inflame desire.
  3. To provoke to anger or rage; to exasperate; to irritate; to incense; to enrage.
  4. To put in a state of inflammation; to produce morbid heat, congestion, or swelling, of; as, to inflame the eyes by overwork.
  5. To exaggerate; to enlarge upon.
  6. To grow morbidly hot, congested, or painful; to become angry or incensed.

Inflame Quotations

When I see the hatred exacted at Mr. Obama - you know, he lowered your taxes, killed your number one bad guy and got your guys out of Iraq - I don't understand why he seems to inflame people so much. You know, unless, unless there's a race problem.
Henry Rollins

The purpose of terrorism lies not just in the violent act itself. It is in producing terror. It sets out to inflame, to divide, to produce consequences which they then use to justify further terror.
Tony Blair

Sarah Palin lacked the preparation or temperament to be one heartbeat away from the presidency, but what she possessed in abundance was the ability to inflame political passions and energize the John McCain campaign with star quality.
Roger Ebert

Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.
Robert M. Hutchins

I hate the word lesbian; it tells you nothing; its only purpose is to inflame.
Jeanette Winterson
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Inflame Translations

inflame in French is enflammons, enflamment, enflammez
inflame in German is entflammen, entflamme
inflame in Latin is inflammo, accendo

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