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Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Inflame \In*flame"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inflamed}; p. pr. &
   vb. n. {Inflaming}.] [OE. enflamen, OF. enflamer, F.
   enflammer, L. inflammare, inflammatum; pref. in- in +
   flammare to flame, fr. flamma flame. See {Flame}.]
   1. To set on fire; to kindle; to cause to burn, flame, or

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

   2. 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.

            But, O inflame and fire our hearts.   --Dryden.

   3. 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.

   5. To exaggerate; to enlarge upon. [Obs.]

            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.

Source : WordNet®

     n : arousal to violent emotion [syn: {inflammation}]
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