flare-up

noun
\ˈfler-ˌəp \

Definition of flare-up 

1 : a sudden outburst or intensification a flare-up of hostilities

2 : a sudden bursting (as of a smoldering fire) into flame or light a danger of flare-ups

3 : a sudden appearance or worsening of the symptoms of a disease or condition an asthmatic flare-up

First Known Use of flare-up

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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flare-up

noun

English Language Learners Definition of flare-up

: a sudden occurrence of flame

: a sudden occurrence or expression of anger

: an occurrence in which something (such as violence or a disease) suddenly begins or becomes worse

flare-up

noun
\-ˌəp \

Medical Definition of flare-up 

: a sudden appearance or worsening of the symptoms of a disease or condition an asthmatic flare-up

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