Meaning of “wildfire” in the English Dictionary

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"wildfire" in British English

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wildfirenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈwaɪld.faɪər/ us /ˈwaɪld.faɪr/

a fire that is burning strongly and out of control on an area of grass or bushes in the countryside:

Major wildfires have destroyed thousands of acres in Idaho.

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

"wildfire" in American English

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wildfirenoun [ C ]

us /ˈwɑɪld·fɑɪər/

a powerful fire that burns out of control across a large area:

Wildfires destroyed thousands of acres across Oregon.

(Definition of “wildfire” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)