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

  Inflame \In*flame"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inflamed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Inflaming.] [OE. enflamen, OF. enflamer, F.
     enflammer, L. inflammare, inflammatum; pref. in- in +
     flammare to flame, fr. flamma flame. See Flame.]
     1. To set on fire; to kindle; to cause to burn, flame, or
        glow.
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              We should have made retreat
              By light of the inflamed fleet.       --Chapman.
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     2. Fig.: To kindle or intensify, as passion or appetite; to
        excite to an excessive or unnatural action or heat; as, to
        inflame desire.
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              Though more, it seems,
              Inflamed with lust than rage.         --Milton.
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              But, O inflame and fire our hearts.   --Dryden.
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     3. To provoke to anger or rage; to exasperate; to irritate;
        to incense; to enrage.
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              It will inflame you; it will make you mad. --Shak.
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     4. (Med.) To put in a state of inflammation; to produce
        morbid heat, congestion, or swelling, of; as, to inflame
        the eyes by overwork.
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     5. To exaggerate; to enlarge upon. [Obs.]
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              A friend exaggerates a man's virtues, an enemy
              inflames his crimes.                  --Addison.
  
     Syn: To provoke; fire; kindle; irritate; exasperate; incense;
          enrage; anger; excite; arouse.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inflame \In*flame"\, v. i.
     To grow morbidly hot, congested, or painful; to become angry
     or incensed. --Wiseman.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  inflame
      v 1: cause inflammation in; "The repetitive motion inflamed her
           joint"
      2: catch fire; "The dried grass of the prairie kindled,
         spreading the flames for miles" [syn: kindle, inflame]
      3: cause to start burning; "The setting sun kindled the sky with
         oranges and reds" [syn: kindle, enkindle, conflagrate,
         inflame]
      4: arouse or excite feelings and passions; "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" [syn: inflame, stir up, wake,
         ignite, heat, fire up]
      5: become inflamed; get sore; "His throat inflamed"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  190 Moby Thesaurus words for "inflame":
     afflict, aggravate, agitate, agonize, ail, anger, animate, annoy,
     arouse, augment, awake, awaken, bank, bite, blow the coals,
     blow up, bristle, burn, burn up, call forth, call up, carmine,
     chafe, conflagrate, convulse, crimson, crucify, cut, deepen,
     distress, drive, dynamize, electrify, embitter, energize, enkindle,
     enliven, enrage, exacerbate, exasperate, excite, excruciate,
     exhilarate, fan, fan the fire, fan the flame, feed, feed the fire,
     ferment, fester, fire, fire up, flame, foment, frenzy, fret, fuel,
     gall, galvanize, get, give pain, gnaw, goad, grate, grind, gripe,
     harrow, hearten, heat, heat up, heighten, henna, huff, hurt,
     ignite, impassion, incarnadine, incense, incite, increase,
     inflict pain, infuriate, instigate, intensify, invigorate,
     irritate, jazz up, key up, kill by inches, kindle, lacerate,
     lash up, lather up, light, light the fuse, light up, lipstick,
     liven, madden, madder, martyr, martyrize, miff, miniate, motivate,
     move, nettle, nip, overexcite, pain, peeve, pep up, perk up,
     pierce, pinch, pique, prick, prod, prolong the agony, provoke,
     put out, put to torture, put up to, quicken, rack, rally, rankle,
     rasp, red-ink, redden, rekindle, relight, relume, rile, roil,
     rouge, rouse, rub, rubify, rubric, ruddle, ruffle, rust, set astir,
     set fire to, set on, set on fire, set up, sic on, snap up, spur on,
     stab, steam up, stimulate, sting, stir, stir the blood,
     stir the embers, stir the feelings, stir the fire, stir up, stoke,
     stoke the fire, strike a light, summon up, tickle, torch, torment,
     torture, touch off, turn on, tweak, twist, urge, vermilion, vex,
     vile, vitalize, wake, wake up, waken, warm, warm the blood, whet,
     whip up, work into, work up, wound, wring, zip up
  
  

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