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 for Flared
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  flared \flared\ adj.
     having a gradual increase in width; as, flared nostrils.
  
     Syn: flaring.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flare \Flare\ (fl[^a]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flared
     (fl[^a]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Flaring.] [Cf. Norw. flara to
     blaze, flame, adorn with tinsel, dial. Sw. flasa upp, and E.
     flash, or flacker.]
     1. To burn with an unsteady or waving flame; as, the candle
        flares.
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     2. To shine out with a sudden and unsteady light; to emit a
        dazzling or painfully bright light.
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     3. To shine out with gaudy colors; to flaunt; to be
        offensively bright or showy.
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              With ribbons pendant, flaring about her head.
                                                    --Shak.
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     4. To be exposed to too much light. [Obs.]
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              Flaring in sunshine all the day.      --Prior.
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     5. To open or spread outwards; to project beyond the
        perpendicular; as, the sides of a bowl flare; the bows of
        a ship flare.
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     To flare up, to become suddenly heated or excited; to burst
        into a passion. [Colloq.] --Thackeray.
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