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Conflagration

Pronunciation: [ kon-fluh-grey-shuhn ]


Definition: noun

a destructive fire, usually an extensive one

Origin: 1545; Latin


Etymology: From the Latin verb conflagrare, from con- (expressing intensive force) + flagrare ‘to blaze’

Usage:

Synonyms:

  • blaze

  • bonfire

  • inferno

  • wildfire

Example: The family made it out of their home just before the conflagration destroyed the neighborhood.

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