flaring

adjective

flar·​ing ˈfler-iŋ How to pronounce flaring (audio)
1
a
: flaming or as if flaming brightly or unsteadily
b
: gaudy
a flaring resort hotel
2
: opening or spreading outward
flaring nostrils
flaringly adverb

Examples of flaring in a Sentence

flaring neon signs advertising all manner of amusement for tourists at the beach town
Recent Examples on the Web Oil refining giant Valero must pay a $1.2 million penalty for major flaring incidents at its Benicia facility that spewed dark plumes of pollutants into neighborhoods, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday. Julie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Apr. 2023 The company boasted that with its flaring wheel wells, the Mars is 2.1 meters (6.9 feet) wide. Joe McDonald, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Apr. 2023 Then on March 11, 2019, another flaring incident led Solano County health officials to warn residents with respiratory issues to stay indoors. Julie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1566, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of flaring was in 1566

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“Flaring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flaring. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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