INFLA'ME, verb transitive [Latin inflammo; in and flamma, flame.]
1. To set on fire; to kindle; to cause to burn; in a literal sense. But more generally,
2. To excite or increase, as passion or appetite; to enkindle into violent action; as, to inflame love, lust or thirst; to inflame desire or anger.
3. To exaggerate; to aggravate in description.
A friend exaggerates a man's virtues, an enemy inflames his crimes. [Unusual.]
4. To heat; to excite excessive action in the blood; as to inflame the blood or body; to inflame with wine.
5. To provoke; to irritate; to anger.
6. To increase; to exasperate; as, to inflame the enmity of parties, or the spirit of sedition.
7. To increase; to augment; as, to inflame a presumption.
INFLA'ME, verb intransitive To grow hot, angry and painful.