In·flamed p. a.
1. Set on fire; enkindled; heated; congested; provoked; exasperated.
2. Her. Represented as burning, or as adorned with tongues of flame.
In·flame v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inflamed p. pr. & vb. n. Inflaming.]
1. To set on fire; to kindle; to cause to burn, flame, or glow.
We should have made retreat
By light of the inflamed fleet. --Chapman.
2. Fig.: To kindle or intensify, as passion or appetite; to excite to an excessive or unnatural action or heat; as, to inflame desire.
Though more, it seems,
Inflamed with lust than rage. --Milton.
But, O inflame and fire our hearts. --Dryden.
3. To provoke to anger or rage; to exasperate; to irritate; to incense; to enrage.
It will inflame you; it will make you mad. --Shak.
4. Med. To put in a state of inflammation; to produce morbid heat, congestion, or swelling, of; as, to inflame the eyes by overwork.
5. To exaggerate; to enlarge upon. [Obs.]
A friend exaggerates a man's virtues, an enemy inflames his crimes. --Addison.
Syn: -- To provoke; fire; kindle; irritate; exasperate; incense; enrage; anger; excite; arouse.
adj 1: resulting from inflammation; hot and swollen and reddened;
"eyes inflamed with crying"
2: lighted with red light as if with flames; "streets ablaze
with lighted Christmas trees"; "the inflamed clouds at
sunset"; "reddened faces around the campfire" [syn: ablaze(p),
3: adorned with tongues of flame