conflagration
[ kon-fluh-grey-shuhn ]
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Part of Speechnoun
Origin + Etymology
From the Latin verb conflagrare, from con- (expressing intensive force) + flagrare ‘to blaze’
Synonyms
  • blaze
  • bonfire
  • inferno
  • wildfire
Antonyms
  • unavailable
Definition
a destructive fire, usually an extensive one
Example
The family made it out of their home just before the conflagration destroyed the neighborhood.
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