inflame - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ɪnˈfleɪm/
present tense
I/you/we/theyinflame
he/she/itinflames
present participleinflaming
past tenseinflamed
past participleinflamed
  1. 1
    to make a situation worse by making people more angry or excited

    These remarks have only served to inflame an already dangerous situation.