—v.t. 1. to kindle or excite (passions, desires, etc.).
2. to arouse to a high degree of passion or feeling: His harangue inflamed the rabble. 3. to incite or rouse, as to violence: His words inflamed the angry mob to riot. 4. (of an emotion, as rage) to cause to redden or grow heated: Uncontrollable rage inflamed his face. 5. to cause inflammation in: Her eyes were inflamed with crying. 6. to raise (the blood, bodily tissue, etc.) to a morbid or feverish heat.
7. to set aflame, ablaze, or afire; set on fire.
8. to redden with or as with flames: The setting sun inflames the sky.
—v.i. 1. to burst into flame; take fire.
2. to be kindled, as passion.
3. to become hot with passion, as the heart.
4. to become excessively affected with inflammation. Also,enflame.