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English definition of “flame”

flame

noun [C/U] (LIGHT)   /fleɪm/
the hot light of a fire: [U] The logs in the fireplace burst into flame. The house was in flames (= burning).
(Definition of flame noun (LIGHT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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