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

Definition of conflagrant

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Synonyms for conflagrant


ablaze, afire, aflame, alight [chiefly British], blazing, burning, combusting, fiery, flaming, ignited, inflamed (also enflamed), kindled, lit (or lighted)

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Examples of conflagrant in a Sentence

smoke from the conflagrant forest spread over hundreds of square miles

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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, "What to do around Louisville this week: Santa's Safari, 'The Nutcracker' & more," 13 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of conflagrant

circa 1656, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for conflagrant

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

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The first known use of conflagrant was circa 1656

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