inflamar
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inflamar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (medicine)
a. to inflame
La muela del juicio inflama la encía y por eso te duele.The wisdom tooth is inflaming the gum. That's why it hurts.
2. (to set fire to)
a. to set alight
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La luz concentrada procedente de la lupa inflamó el papel.The light focused through the magnifying glass set the paper alight.
b. to set on fire
El calor del sol inflamó las hojas secas que se quemaron rápidamente.The sun's heat set the dry leaves on fire and they burned quickly.
c. to ignite
El viento inflamó las brasas y las ramas cercanas se empezaron a quemar.The wind ignited the embers and the branches close to them started to burn.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to stir)
a. to inflame
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Las conversaciones que tuvo con el escritor inflamaron su imaginación.The conversations he had with the writer inflamed his imagination.
inflamarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (medicine)
a. to become inflamed
El nervio ciático se inflamó a causa de la hernia discal.The sciatic nerve became inflamed due to a slipped disk.
b. to swell up
A Mario se le inflamó el tobillo después de torcérselo.Mario's ankle swelled up after he sprained it.
5. (to catch light)
a. to catch fire
La madera vieja se inflamó cuando le cayeron unas chispas.The old wood caught fire when some sparks fell on it.
b. to ignite
El auto salió de la carretera, cayó por el barranco, y se inflamó la gasolina que había en el tanque.The car left the road, fell into the ravine, and the gas in the tank ignited.
6. (to grow heated)
a. to become inflamed
Las pasiones patrióticas del joven se inflamaron al escuchar el discurso, y decidió ir a la guerra.The young man's patriotic passions became inflamed on hearing the speech, and he decided to go to war.
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inflamar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (hinchar; sujeto: infección, fiebre)
a. to inflame
2. (con fuego)
a. to set alight
3. (con pasiones)
a. to inflame
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (hincharse; por infección)
a. to become inflamed
5. (por golpe)
a. to swell up
se me ha inflamado la rodilla por el golpemy knee has swollen up as a result of the blow
6. (con fuego)
a. to catch fire, to burst into flames
7. (con pasiones)
a. to become inflamed
se inflamó cuando escuchó las noticiashe became inflamed with anger when he heard the news
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inflamar
transitive verb
1 (Med) to inflame
2 (enardecer) to inflame; arouse
3 (prender fuego a) to set on fire; ignite
pronominal verb
inflamarse
1 (Med) to become inflamed
2 (enardecerse) to become inflamed;de with; become aroused
3 (encenderse) to catch fire; ignite
se inflama fácilmente it is highly inflammable
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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