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conflagration

noun [C] uk   /ˌkɒn.fləˈɡreɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌkɑːn-/ formal
a large fire that causes a lot of damageFire and flameFire service a large and violent event, such as a war, involving a lot of people: They may succeed in turning a little local difficulty into a full-blown regional conflagration.War
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