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inflame

verb
variants: also

enflame

Synonyms and Antonyms of inflame

  1. 1 to make angry the newspaper editorial inflamed her enough to inspire her to dash off a letter to the editor Synonyms enrage, incense, anger (also enflame), infuriate, ire, madden, outrage, rankle, rile, roil, steam up, tick offRelated Words affront, aggravate, annoy, burn (up), cross, exasperate, get, huff, irritate, miff, nettle, offend, peeve, pique, provoke, put out, ruffle, vex; antagonize, embitter, envenomNear Antonyms allay, assuage, relieve; comfort, console, soothe; appease, conciliate, mollify, pacify, placate; calm, lull, quiet, settle; beguile, bewitch, captivate, charm, disarm, enchantAntonyms delight, gratify, please

  2. 2 to set (something) on fire a carelessly tossed cigarette inflamed the papers in the trash can Synonyms enkindle, fire, ignite, burn (also enflame), kindle, light, torchRelated Words immolate; deflagrate; char, frizzle, scorch; bake, broil, cook; ash, cremate, incinerate, kiln; set off; brighten, illuminate, illumine, irradiate, lighten, radiate; scald, scathe, sear; reignite, rekindle, relight; bank, stokeNear Antonyms choke, smother, suffocate; stamp (out); blacken, darken, dim, dull, obscureAntonyms douse (also dowse), extinguish, put out, quench, snuff (out)


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