Meaning of “conflagration” in the English Dictionary


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conflagrationnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkɒn.fləˈɡreɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌkɑːn.fləˈɡreɪ.ʃən/ formal

a large fire that causes a lot of damage

a large and violent event, such as a war, involving a lot of people:

The government has turned a minor local problem into a full-blown regional conflagration.

(Definition of “conflagration” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)