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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inflame  \In*flame"\,  v.  i. 
  To  grow  morbidly  hot,  congested,  or  painful;  to  become  angry 
  or  incensed.  --Wiseman. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  We  should  have  made  retreat  By  light  of  the  inflamed 
  fleet.  --Chapman. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  To  kindle  or  intensify,  as  passion  or  appetite;  to 
  excite  to  an  excessive  or  unnatural  action  or  heat;  as  to 
  inflame  desire. 
 
  Though  more,it  seems  Inflamed  with  lust  than  rage. 
  --Milton. 
 
  But  O  inflame  and  fire  our  hearts.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  provoke  to  anger  or  rage;  to  exasperate;  to  irritate; 
  to  incense;  to  enrage. 
 
  It  will  inflame  you  it  will  make  you  mad.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  (Med.)  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  [Obs.] 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inflame 
  v  1:  cause  inflammation  in  of  tissue  or  organs 
  2:  arouse  or  excite  feelings  and  passions;  "The  ostentatious 
  way  of  living  of  the  rich  ignites  the  hatred  of  the  poor"; 
  "The  refugees'  fate  stirred  up  compassion  around  the 
  world"  [syn:  {stir  up},  {ignite},  {heat},  {fire  up}] 
  3:  become  inflamed;  get  sore;  of  tissue  or  organs 




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