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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

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

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

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

There will always be disputes between nations which, at times, will inflame the public and threaten conflicts, but the main thing is to educate the people of the world to be ever mindful that there are better means of settling such disputes than by war.
Frank B. Kellogg

The Occupy Wall Street project feels like a burning ember that might light the torch of justice and inflame our longing for freedom.
James A. Forbes
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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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