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He sat on it for only two or three seconds but it was enough to inflame the whole situation. The Sun (2016)Solicitors taking a confrontational approach can often inflame the situation rather than calm it. Why Am I Afraid to Divorce? (1994)Shell is thought to have considered legal action but decided that publicity would only inflame the situation. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She conceded that engaging with internet trolls could inflame the situation in some cases. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Senior military officers argued that expanding their targets would only inflame the situation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The figures will further inflame the row over energy bills and energy company profits. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It would only further inflame the unions. Times, Sunday Times (2006)What we don't want to do is inflame the situation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She can find no peace in holy rites, which further inflame her tormented feelings. Words Of Love: Passionate Women from Heloise to Sylvia Plath (2006)It was inflamed still further by the British takeover. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)Indeed it could be argued that they may further inflame the rage if they don't withdraw. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The pay row has become further inflamed in recent days, with details emerging of multimillion-pound packages being dangled by banks to lure high flyers. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But it can be caused by constantly inflamed nasal tissue, in which case your nose might run all the time or feel blocked, too. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'inflame'
British English: inflame VERB
If something inflames a situation or inflames people's feelings, it makes people feel even more strongly about something.
The General holds the rebels responsible for inflaming the situation.
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