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aflame

adjective [after verb] uk   /əˈfleɪm/ literary us  
burning: The whole village was aflame. red or gold, as if burning: It was autumn and the trees were aflame with colour. Her cheeks were aflame with embarrassment/anger. very excited: Aflame with desire, he took her in his arms.
Translations of “aflame”
in Chinese (Traditional) 着火的, 燃燒着的, 火一般紅的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 着火的, 燃烧着的, 火一般红的…
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