conflagrate conflagrate

Definition(s):

  1. (v) cause to start burning
  2. (v) start to burn or burst into flames

Usage(s):

  1. Severe drought during the summer months caused a conflagration throughout the land of the Texas plains.
  2. The utterances of the bureaucrat conflagrated the skirmish into a full fledged war.

Quotes

  • "Unless we act fast for a global consensus on the price spiral, the social unrest induced by food prices in several countries will conflagrate into a global contagion, leaving no country, developed or otherwise, unscathed," Chidambaram told the...
    on Apr 14, 2008 By: P Chidambaram Source: Financial Express

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