AskDefine | Define conflagrate

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1 cause to start burning; "The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds" [syn: kindle, enkindle, inflame]
2 start to burn or burst into flames; "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously" [syn: erupt, ignite, catch fire, take fire, combust]

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  1. To set fire to something
  2. To catch fire

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bank, burn, enkindle, fan the flame, feed, feed the fire, fire, ignite, inflame, kindle, light, light up, rekindle, relight, relume, set fire to, set on fire, stir the fire, stoke, stoke the fire, strike a light, torch, touch off
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