Inflame

Definition of Inflame

In`flame´
v. t.1.To set on fire; to kindle; to cause to burn, flame, or glow.
[imp. & p. p. Inflamed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Inflaming.]
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.
A friend exaggerates a man's virtues, an enemy inflames his crimes.
- Addison.
v. i.1.To grow morbidly hot, congested, or painful; to become angry or incensed.

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