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English definition of “aflame”


adjective [after verb]     /əˈfleɪm/ literary
burning : The whole village was aflame.Burning, burnt and on fire red or gold , as if burning : It was autumn and the trees were aflame with colour . Her cheeks were aflame with embarrassment / anger .Hair colour very excited : Aflame with desire , he took her in his arms .Excited, interested and enthusiastic
(Definition of aflame adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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