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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : arousal to violent emotion [syn: inflammation]