Synonyms for inflame

Synonyms for (verb) inflame

Synonyms: inflame

Definition: become inflamed; get sore

Usage: His throat inflamed

Similar words: worsen, decline

Definition: grow worse

Usage: Conditions in the slum worsened


Synonyms: inflame

Definition: cause inflammation in

Usage: The repetitive motion inflamed her joint

Similar words: worsen, exacerbate, exasperate, aggravate

Definition: make worse

Usage: This drug aggravates the pain


Synonyms: inflame, ignite, heat, stir up, wake, fire up

Definition: arouse or excite feelings and passions

Usage: The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor; The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world; Wake old feelings of hatred

Similar words: kindle, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, arouse, raise, provoke

Definition: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

Usage: arouse pity; raise a smile; evoke sympathy


Synonyms: kindle, enkindle, inflame, conflagrate

Definition: cause to start burning

Usage: The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds

Similar words: light, ignite

Definition: cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat

Usage: Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter; Light a cigarette


Synonyms: inflame, kindle

Definition: catch fire

Usage: The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles

Similar words: flare up

Definition: ignite quickly and suddenly, especially after having died down

Usage: the fire flared up and died down once again