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General words for fire - thesaurus

Synonyms

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

formal 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

mainly journalism a large fire in a building or other place

blaze

noun

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

ignition

noun

formal 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

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fire

noun

a small pile of burning wood, coal etc that you make in order to produce heat

firelight

noun

the light that a fire produces

firestorm

noun

a very large fire that is caused by bombs

spread

noun

a situation in which a fire starts to affect a larger area than before

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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