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[ verb ] cause inflammation in

Examples

"The repetitive motion inflamed her joint"

Used in print

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

He 's been warbling in severe pain ; a medico 's injection inflamed a nerve , and Johnny can barely walk .

(Sexology, 28:1...)

The insistent , forceful penetration may tear and inflame the vaginal walls as_well as do excessive damage to the hymen .

Related terms

worsen inflammation

2
[ verb ] cause to start burning

Examples

"The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds"

Related terms

ignite rekindle ignition

3
[ verb ] arouse or excite feelings and passions

Examples

"The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor" "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world" "Wake old feelings of hatred"

Related terms

arouse ferment heat

4
[ verb ] catch fire

Synonyms

kindle

Examples

"The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles."

5
[ verb ] become inflamed; get sore; of tissue or organs

Related terms

worsen

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