Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of inflame.

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

  • n. arousal to violent emotion

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The public conflict between Mbeki and Zuma certainly played a part in inflaming ethnic tensions.

    Jacob’s Ladder

  • Another thought; if I protest the Israeli attack into Gaza by calling for Jihad or calling for the destruction of Israel (a UN member) which results in inflaming people to attack synagouges and trash Jewish related businesses and shoot Jews in Denmark and assault Jews all ove the continent but especially in France; is that hate speech?

    Matthew Yglesias » The American Way

  • Clingman, Pryor and Floyd — were indefatigable in inflaming the public mind of their States, so as to precipitate it [sic] into a policy of secession and revolution.

    The Secession of Virginia, and the American Civil War

  • Out of the 5 neighbours he mentions, Jordan is the only one who hasn’t actively participated in inflaming Iraq’s internal conflicts.

    Up The Cuts | ATTACKERMAN

  • Irreconcilables conceived the idea of inflaming the passions of the people through the medium of the native drama.

    The Philippine Islands

  • M. Arago, the M.yor of Paris, made a few speeches from a window, which are described as inflaming the hearts of these heroic soldiers of the country.

    Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris

  • (UPDATE after the jump: Clinton senior adviser accuses Obama campaign of "inflaming" the situation)

    Clinton op-ed: 'Why I Continue to Run'

  • Third, Obama is quoted today as saying that Hillary Clinton is 'inflaming' voters in Michigan and Florida.

    Clinton op-ed: 'Why I Continue to Run'

  • As the firebrand with the torch runs out of the burning house he blames an approaching TV camera crew for "inflaming" matters.

    Hellish Conditions In Iraq Undercut Bush Spin and Lies

  • KING: What do you make of all this talk and -- the Syrian ambassador to the United States will be here tomorrow night -- about Syria and kind of inflaming things?

    CNN Transcript Apr 15, 2003

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