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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. arousal to violent emotion;
[syn: inflammation, inflaming]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Inflame \In*flame"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inflamed; p. pr. & vb. n. Inflaming.] [OE. enflamen, OF. enflamer, F. enflammer, L. inflammare, inflammatum; pref. in- in + flammare to flame, fr. flamma flame. See Flame.] 1. To set on fire; to kindle; to cause to burn, flame, or glow. [1913 Webster] We should have made retreat By light of the inflamed fleet. --Chapman. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: To kindle or intensify, as passion or appetite; to excite to an excessive or unnatural action or heat; as, to inflame desire. [1913 Webster] Though more, it seems, Inflamed with lust than rage. --Milton. [1913 Webster] But, O inflame and fire our hearts. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To provoke to anger or rage; to exasperate; to irritate; to incense; to enrage. [1913 Webster] It will inflame you; it will make you mad. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. (Med.) To put in a state of inflammation; to produce morbid heat, congestion, or swelling, of; as, to inflame the eyes by overwork. [1913 Webster] 5. To exaggerate; to enlarge upon. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A friend exaggerates a man's virtues, an enemy inflames his crimes. --Addison. Syn: To provoke; fire; kindle; irritate; exasperate; incense; enrage; anger; excite; arouse. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

inflaming n 1: arousal to violent emotion [syn: inflammation, inflaming]