What does the word inflame mean?

Usage examples for inflame

  1. She even went so far in her desperate courage as to laugh at her cousin, Mrs. Clinton, whose venerable husband she allowed and even encouraged to pay her such public attention and to express sentiments of such youthful ardour as she well knew would inflame and exasperate the excellent lady his wife. – Democracy An American Novel by Henry Adams
  2. There they both began again to inflame each other with ardent kisses and embraces of farewell. – Their Son; The Necklace by Eduardo Zamacois
  3. You think your beauty Does but inflame my senses to desire, Till all you hold as loyalty and duty, Is shrunk and shrivelled in the ardent fire. – India's Love Lyrics by Adela Florence Cory Nicolson (AKA Laurence Hope), et al.
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