In*flame" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inflamed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Inflaming.] [OE. enflamen, OF. enflamer, F. enflammer, L. inflammare,inflammatum; in + flammare to flame, fr.flamma flame. See Flame.]


To set on fire; to kindle; to cause to burn, flame, or glow.

We should have made retreat By light of the inflamed fleet. Chapman.


Fig.: To kindle or intensify, as passion or appetite; to excite to an excessive or unnatural action or heat; as, to inflame desire.

Though more,it seems, Inflamed with lust than rage. Milton.

But, O inflame and fire our hearts. Dryden.


To provoke to anger or rage; to exasperate; to irritate; to incense; to enrage.

It will inflame you; it will make you mad. Shak.

4. Med.

To put in a state of inflammation; to produce morbid heat, congestion, or swelling, of; as, to inflame the eyes by overwork.


To exaggerate; to enlarge upon.


A friend exaggerates a man's virtues, an enemy inflames his crimes. Addison.

Syn. -- To provoke; fire; kindle; irritate; exasperate; incense; enrage; anger; excite; arouse.


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In*flame", v. i.

To grow morbidly hot, congested, or painful; to become angry or incensed.



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