conflagration

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noun con·fla·gra·tion \ˌkän-flə-ˈgrā-shən\

Definition of conflagration

  1. 1 :  fire; especially :  a large disastrous fire The conflagration destroyed the warehouses.

  2. 2 :  conflict, war The conflagration between the two countries lasted for ten years.

Examples of conflagration in a sentence

  1. The treaty is the latest attempt to resolve the ten-year conflagration.

  2. the historic tavern burned to the ground in a horrible conflagration

Origin and Etymology of conflagration

Latin conflagration-, conflagratio, from conflagrare —see conflagrant


First Known Use: 1600


CONFLAGRATION Defined for English Language Learners

conflagration

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noun con·fla·gra·tion \ˌkän-flə-ˈgrā-shən\

Definition of conflagration for English Language Learners

  • : a large destructive fire

  • : a war or conflict


CONFLAGRATION Defined for Kids

conflagration

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noun con·fla·gra·tion \ˌkän-flə-ˈgrā-shən\

Definition of conflagration for Students

  1. :  a large destructive fire



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