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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

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

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

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

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

I urge the citizens of Ferguson who have been peacefully exercising their First Amendment rights to join with law enforcement in condemning the actions of looters, vandals and others seeking to inflame tensions and sow discord.
Eric Holder
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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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