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flame

 
 
pronunciation:
fleIm
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the mixture of burning gas and vapor that rises from an object that is on fire. Flame is seen as brightly colored, flickering light.
 
similar words:
blaze, fire, flare, flash, gleam, light, spark
definition 2: (often plural) the state of something that is burning.
The building is in flames.
similar words:
fire
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: flames, flaming, flamed
definition 1: to burst into or produce flames; burn.
The pool of gasoline flamed when he dropped a lit match in it.
synonyms:
blaze, burn, kindle
similar words:
fire, flare, ignite, light
definition 2: to experience any strong emotion.
She flamed with anger.
similar words:
fume, seethe, simmer
derivations: flameless (adj.), flamelike (adj.)
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