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as in inferno
a destructive burning a number of suspicious fires in the neighborhood recently

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fire

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verb

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as in to shoot
to cause (a projectile) to be driven forward with force police officers firing rubber bullets

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as in to blast
to cause a weapon to release a missile with great force soldiers fired at the enemy in panic-stricken disorder

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as in to stimulate
to give life, vigor, or spirit to a school outing to the natural history museum fired his imagination, and he grew up to become an eminent paleontologist

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“Fire.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fire. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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