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conflagration

noun [C] uk   /ˌkɒn.fləˈɡreɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌkɑːn-/ formal
a large fire that causes a lot of damage 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.
Translations of “conflagration”
in Vietnamese đám cháy lớn…
in Spanish conflagración…
in Thai ไฟที่ลุกไหม้…
in Malaysian kebakaran besar…
in French incendie…
in German die Feuersbrunst…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大火,大火災, 衝突, 災禍…
in Indonesian kebakaran…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大火,大火灾, 冲突, 灾祸…
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