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noun flame pronunciation in British English /fleɪm/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the brightly burning gas that you see coming from a fire
    He sat by the fire staring at the flames.
    in flames (=burning): The whole building was soon in flames.
    burst into/go up in/erupt in flames: A car had overturned and burst into flames.
    douse/smother/extinguish the flames (=stop a fire burning): Bryan smothered the flames with his coat.
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] literary a sudden strong feeling
    flame of: a flame of passion/anger/desire/hope


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