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conflagration 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˌkänfləˈgrāSHən/,
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conflagrations, plural;
  1. An extensive fire that destroys a great deal of land or property


  1. a very intense and uncontrolled fire
  2. (conflagrate) kindle: cause to start burning; "The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds"
  3. (conflagrate) erupt: start to burn or burst into flames; "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"
  4. Conflagration is an uncontrolled burning that threatens human life, health, property or ecology. A conflagration can be accidentally or intentionally created (arson). Arson can be accomplished for the purpose of sabotage, diversion, and also can be the consequence of pyromania. ...
  5. A large fire extending to many objects, or over a large space; a general burning; large-scale military conflict (between nations, or schools of thought, etc.)
  6. (conflagrate) [17ᵗʰ C.–present] (intransitive) To catch fire; [19ᵗʰ C.–present] (transitive) To set fire to something
  7. (conflagratory) That tends to produce conflagration; inflammatory
  8. To dream of a conflagration, denotes, if no lives are lost, changes in the future which will be beneficial to your interests and happiness. See Fire.
  9. (n.) great fire (The conflagration consumed the entire building.)
  10. A raging, destructive fire. Often used to describe a fire burning under extreme fire weather. The term is also used when a wildland fire burns into a wildland/urban interface, destroying many structures.
  11. (N) -a destructive fire, usually an extensive one.