To set on fire; to kindle; to cause to burn, flame, or glow.
To kindle or intensify, as passion or appetite; to excite to an excessive or unnatural action or heat; as, to inflame desire.
To provoke to anger or rage; to exasperate; to irritate; to incense; to enrage.
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.
To grow morbidly hot, congested, or painful; to become angry or incensed.
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cause inflammation in
"The repetitive motion inflamed her joint"
"The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles"
kindle, enkindle, conflagrate, inflame(verb)
cause to start burning
"The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds"
inflame, stir up, wake, ignite, heat, fire up(verb)
arouse or excite feelings and passions
"The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"; "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world"; "Wake old feelings of hatred"
shake up, come alive, incite, arouse, awake, heat, commove, agitate, raise up, wake up, light up, wake, catch fire, instigate, conflagrate, combust, rouse, fire up, kindle, set off, waken, erupt, hot up, awaken, ignite, take fire, stir up, foment, vex, heat up, light, disturb, enkindle
become inflamed; get sore
"His throat inflamed"
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At this very moment the issue is moving so fast that accurate predictions are difficult to make, i think it's likely this will inflame partisan energy on both sides -- and that could make the confirmation vote a lose-lose proposition either way for red-state Democrat senators.
We do continue to be concerned about the need for both the Iranians and the Saudis to de-escalate the situation. We are urging all sides to show some restraint and to not further inflame tensions that are on quite vivid display in the region.
There's a long history, actually dating back to the Soviet Union, of Russia emphasizing the real and serious racial divisions that exist in United States. But also trying to inflame United States.
The facts don’t back up the Washington Post’s reporting. This is an irresponsible attempt to create division and stoke fear among American citizens while attempting to inflame tensions over immigration, under the Trump Administration, domestic passport denials for so called ‘midwife cases’ are at a 6-year low. The reporting is a political cheap shot.
What we shouldn't do now is to inflame the situation by loud saber-rattling and shrill war cries, whoever believes that symbolic tank parades on the alliance's eastern border will bring more security is mistaken.
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