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ablaze


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ablaze  \A*blaze"\,  adv  &  a.  [Pref.  a-  +  blaze.] 
  1.  On  fire;  in  a  blaze,  gleaming.  --Milman. 
 
  All  ablaze  with  crimson  and  gold.  --Longfellow. 
 
  2.  In  a  state  of  glowing  excitement  or  ardent  desire. 
 
  The  young  Cambridge  democrats  were  all  ablaze  to 
  assist  Torrijos  --Carlyle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ablaze 
  adj  1:  keenly  excited  (especially  sexually)  or  indicating 
  excitement;  "his  face  all  ablaze  with  excitement"- 
  Bram  Stoker;  "he  was  aflame  with  desire"  [syn:  {aflame}, 
  {aroused},  {turned  on(p)}] 
  2:  lighted  up  by  or  as  by  fire  or  flame;  "forests  set  ablaze 
  (or  afire)  by  lightning";  "even  the  car's  tires  were 
  aflame";  "a  night  aflare  with  fireworks";  "candles  alight 
  on  the  tables";  "blazing  logs  in  the  fireplace";  "a 
  burning  cigarette";  "a  flaming  crackling  fire";  "houses  on 
  fire"  [syn:  {ablaze(p)},  {afire(p)},  {aflame(p)},  {aflare(p)}, 
  {alight(p)},  {blazing},  {burning},  {flaming},  {on  fire(p)}] 
  3:  resembling  flame  in  brilliance  or  color;  "maple  trees  ablaze 
  in  autumn";  "flaming  autumn  leaves"  [syn:  {flaming}] 
  4:  lighted  with  red  light  as  if  with  flames;  "streets  ablaze 
  with  lighted  Christmas  trees";  "the  inflamed  clouds  at 
  sunset";  "reddened  faces  around  the  campfire"  [syn:  {ablaze(p)}, 
  {inflamed},  {reddened}] 




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