Translation of "wildfire" - English-Japanese dictionary


noun /ˈwaɪld·faɪər/ us /ˈwɑɪldˌfɑɪər/

a fire that is burning strongly and out of control in the countryside

Major wildfires have destroyed thousands of acres in Idaho.
spread like wildfire

If disease or news spreads like wildfire, it quickly affects or becomes known by more and more people

Once one child in the school has the infection, it spreads like wildfire.

(Translation of “wildfire” from the Cambridge English–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)