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Meaning of “ablaze” in the English Dictionary

"ablaze" in British English

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ablazeadjective [after verb]

uk   us   /əˈbleɪz/
burning very ​strongly: The ​house was ablaze, and the ​flames and ​smoke could be ​seen for ​miles around. brightlylit or ​brightlycoloured: The ​ballroom was ablaze withlights. The ​field was ablaze withwildflowers. full of ​energy, ​interest, or ​emotion: Her ​eyes were ablaze withexcitement.
(Definition of ablaze from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ablaze" in American English

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ablazeadjective [not gradable]

 us   /əˈbleɪz/
burning or very ​bright: Fire ​spreadquickly until the ​wholebuilding was ablaze. The ​ballroom was ablaze with ​lights.
(Definition of ablaze from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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