- vt. 激怒；使燃烧；使发炎
- vi. 燃烧；发炎；激动
- inflame (v.)
- mid-14c., "make (someone) ardent; set (the spirit, etc.) on fire" with a passion or religious virtue, a figurative sense, from Old French enflamer, from Latin inflammare "to set on fire, kindle," figuratively "to rouse, excite," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + flammare "to flame," from flamma "a flame" (see flame (n.)). Literal sense of "to cause to burn" first recorded in English late 14c. Meaning "to heat, make hot, cause inflammation" is from 1520s. Related: Enflamed; enflaming. Also enflame, but since 16c. the spelling with in- has predominated. Related: Inflamed; Inflaming.
- 1. Her question seemed to inflame him all the more.
- 2. The testimony would inflame the jurors, and lead them astray from the facts of the case.
- 3. Our lack of response seemed to inflame the colonel.
- 4. Insults only served to inflame the feud.
- 5. I wish to dazzle - to bewilder - to inflame her senses.
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