con·​fla·​grant kən-ˈflā-grənt How to pronounce conflagrant (audio)

Examples of conflagrant in a Sentence

smoke from the conflagrant forest spread over hundreds of square miles
Recent Examples on the Web With autumn comes a multitude of colors—but the ash tree, faithful to its name, stays a non-conflagrant color while waiting for winter to take its leaves. Sheetal R. Modi, Discover Magazine, 25 Sep. 2014 Burkes was at Burning Man, the conflagrant annual confab in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. Jason Kehe, Wired, 28 Sep. 2021 In celebration of San Juan de Dios, the patron saint of firework makers, conflagrant revelry engulfs the town of Tultepec, Mexico for ten days. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, 13 Dec. 2017

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Word History


Latin conflagrant-, conflagrans, present participle of conflagrare to burn, from com- + flagrare to burn — more at black entry 1

First Known Use

circa 1656, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of conflagrant was circa 1656

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Cite this Entry

“Conflagrant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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