Pronunciation of Inflame
/ɪnflˈe͡ɪm/, /ɪnflˈeɪm/, /ɪ_n_f_l_ˈeɪ_m/
Synonyms for inflame:
take fire, catch fire.
set on fire
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
badger, vex, exasperate, bait, arouse, fret, tease, bedevil, discompose, harass, disturb, trouble, aggravate, enrage, harry, irk, grate, nag, hassle, bother, peeve, needle, annoy, antagonize, pester, rankle, upset, perturb, infuriate, exacerbate, envenom.
Usage examples for inflame:
- " To inflame every one so much that he is lost himself in the blaze. - "The Napoleon of Notting Hill", Gilbert K. Chesterton.
- Prisons are not the right remedy; they inflame and disseminate the poison we would be rid of and prevent any chance of cure. - "The Subterranean Brotherhood", Julian Hawthorne.