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torch

noun

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  1. a person who deliberately and unlawfully sets fire to a building or other property in an insurance scam, the slumlord hired a torch to burn the tenement down Synonyms firebug, incendiary, arsonistRelated Words pyromaniac; flamer, igniter (also ignitor), immolator, inflamer, kindler


torch

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of torch

  1. to set (something) on fire police suspect that the owner torched the house for the insurance money Synonyms enkindle, fire, ignite, inflame (also enflame), kindle, light, burnRelated 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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