from The Century Dictionary.

  • In heraldry, either burning, as a torch (see flamant), or decorated with separate flames along the edge, as a bend, fesse, or the like.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Set on fire; enkindled; heated; congested; provoked; exasperated.
  • adjective (Her.) Represented as burning, or as adorned with tongues of flame.
  • adjective (Med.) Having an inflammation in; -- of tissues.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Resulting from or affected by inflammation.
  • adjective Appearing to be in flames; as if made of fire.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of inflame.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective resulting from inflammation; hot and swollen and reddened
  • adjective adorned with tongues of flame
  • adjective lighted with red light as if with flames


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  • The word inflamed him; and he hurried to his room to prepare for departure.

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  • The even tones of her voice and the repetition of his name inflamed him.


  • With these words, which fell from the lips of another Hagar in the wilderness, burning the souls of the hearers as the live coal of the word inflamed Isaiah, this mysterious being paused as though to gather some remaining strength.


  • Yet his mind still fluctuated between the counsels of clemency and of revenge; the zeal of the bishops had almost extorted from the reluctant emperor the promise of a general pardon; his passion was again inflamed by the flattering suggestions of his minister Rufinus; and, after Theodosius had despatched the messengers of death, he attempted, when it was too late, to prevent the execution of his orders.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • For a while they remembered their faults and losses; but no sooner were they revived by the hospitable entertainment, than their venom was again inflamed; they stung their benefactor, and neither gardens, nor palaces, nor churches, were safe from their depredations.

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  • So, unsurprisingly, Jason Calacanis has once again inflamed some bloggers by stating that there’s no such thing as “A-list” bloggers:

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  • The hail of arrows that fell on the enemy wounded more horses than men-a fact Tarma was sorry about-but the fire, the hail of arrows, and the catcalls inflamed their enemy's tempers in a way that nothing else could have done.


  • Just as four hundred years before, Jack Straw was an imaginary champion whose name inflamed the people to rise, so now Jack

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  • "Redegonde must know," I said to myself, "that I could see everything in the glass;" and the idea inflamed me.

    The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova

  • "Redegonde must know," I said to myself, "that I could see everything in the glass;" and the idea inflamed me.

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