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Noun
A hot glowing body of fire
“He fanned them and a large flame sprang up, bathing the parlor in a warm glow.”
Noun
(figurative) Great passion or enthusiasm (for something)
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“If any band is ready to make it, they are, for there is a flame burning inside them that no one is going to extinguish.”
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(figurative) Love or affection directed at someone
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“I used to feel that flame in my heart, and every time I saw his face, this flame lit up.”
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A much-loved person, especially a significant other
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“The guest list included James' current flame, his ex-flame, his ex-ex-flame, and a flame from about six flames ago.”
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A female partner in an unmarried romantic relationship
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A state of being bright and radiant, splendor, brilliance
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An element on a kitchen stove that generates localized heat for cooking
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Something used to produce a flame or spark
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A disrespectful or scornfully abusive remark or act
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A brief but intense infatuation for someone, especially someone unattainable
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A gum, spice, or other substance that is burned for the sweet smell it produces
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A slender wax candle
Verb
To burn or set fire to (something)
“Warm the whiskey slightly, pour it over the lobster, and then flame it.”
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To catch fire, or to be on fire
“The old man then smothered the smoke with hay and blew gently at it until a fire began to flame.”
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To shimmer or sparkle like a flame
“Come here at sunset, when the colors flame in red and orange, bold and beautiful.”
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To shine with a (bright or harsh) light
“The sea lay flat, with a fine mesh of wrinkles on its surface, and the sun flamed down upon it from a sky without a cloud.”
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(of complexion) To blush or go red
“Her face would flame red with embarrassment every time the hem fell out of her skirts.”
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To suddenly (and violently) develop or happen
“Latent patriotism would flame throughout the length and breadth of the land.”
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To criticize or express strong disapproval of
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To give off light, including in the invisible electromagnetic radiation frequencies, or become luminescent
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To utter offensive words in anger or annoyance
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Cook on a bbq
Adjective
Of a color at the end of the spectrum next to orange and opposite violet
“By itself it can be used as a flame retardant, but if mixed with other chemicals it becomes the main ingredient of sarin nerve gas.”
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