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afire

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adjective or adverb \ə-ˈfī(-ə)r\

Simple Definition of afire

  • : burning : on fire

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of afire

  1. 1 :  being on fire :  blazing

  2. 2 :  being in a state of great excitement or energy <her music set the audience afire>

13th Century

First Known Use of afire

13th century



AFIRE Defined for Kids

afire

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adjective \ə-ˈfīr\

Definition of afire for Students

  1. 1 :  being on fire

  2. 2 :  in a state of great excitement or energy <His voice sounded louder and higher, as if he were afire with eagerness and rage. — Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island> <His mind was afire with ideas.>





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