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adjective [only before noun] blazing pronunciation in American English /ˈbleɪzɪŋ/
  1. 1
    burning very strongly
    Firefighters surrounded the blazing building.
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  2. 2
    very hot because the sun is shining strongly
    a blazing hot day in July
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  3. 3
    very bright
    a blazing sunset
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  4. 4
    showing a lot of anger or emotion
    the blazing fury in his eyes



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red market

the buying and selling of human organs

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