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General words for fire

fire

noun

flames and heat from something that is burning in an uncontrolled way

blaze

noun

a small fire that burns strongly and brightly

wildfire

noun

a fire that starts in an area of countryside and spreads very quickly

conflagration

noun

a very large fire that causes a lot of damage

spontaneous combustion

noun

a situation in which something suddenly starts to burn as a result of natural heat produced inside it, not from a flame that comes from outside

inferno

noun

a large fire in a building or other place

blaze

noun

a large fire that causes a lot of damage, especially when a building is burning

ignition

noun

the process of making something start to burn

combustion

noun

the process of burning

flame

noun

the brightly burning gas that you see coming from a fire

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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