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Synonyms for fire

Synonyms for fire

the visible signs of combustion

powerful, intense emotion

passionate devotion to or interest in a cause or subject, for example

exceptional brightness and clarity, as of a cut and polished stone

liveliness and vivacity of imagination

to cause to burn or undergo combustion

to arouse the emotions of; make ardent

to discharge a gun or firearm

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to release or cause to release energy suddenly and violently, especially with a loud noise

to launch with great force

to send through the air with a motion of the hand or arm

Synonyms for fire

the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke

a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning

once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

feelings of great warmth and intensity

fuel that is burning and is used as a means for cooking

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a severe trial

intense adverse criticism

start firing a weapon

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bake in a kiln so as to harden

go off or discharge

drive out or away by or as if by fire

provide with fuel

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The submarine was being repaired in a dry dock at the Roslyakovo shipyard outside the north-western city of Murmansk when wooden scaffolding next to it caught fire and the flames spread to the craft on December 29, 2011.
The baby has caught fire four times since birth and is receiving treatment for burn injuries at the Kilpauk Medical College (KMC) Hospital in the southern city of Chennai.
The truck's fuel tanks were punctured and the leaking diesel fuel caught fire and the flames quickly engulfed the truck, police said.
Firefighters were also called to a blaze on Clonmel Street, Llandudno, in the early hours of Sunday after a tumble drier in the kitchen caught fire in a basement.
A passenger train has derailed and caught fire in central Syria, killing the driver and wounding several passengers, after "saboteurs" tore out part of the tracks, the state-run news agency, SANA, said.
Summary: A Shanghai skyscraper has caught fire killing at least five people and injuring dozens more, according to China's state media.
Hundreds of wooden pallets caught fire at a business premises on Cromwell Road.
The former talk show host had been refuelling a heater when a couch caught fire.
A TATA Nano owned by a senior Supreme Court advocate caught fire on Friday, three months after a company probe declared the car to be " absolutely safe".
SEVENTEEN people died after a passenger plane caught fire as it was landing and skidded off the runway in north-east Iran.
At least 24 people have been killed after a bus caught fire in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu.
A WOMAN in her 90s has died in bed after an electric overblanket caught fire at her home.
RED BULL RACING mechanics saved the day for David Coulthard after his car caught fire at the end of the first practice session for Sunday's Turkish Grand Prix in Istanbul.
A Birmingham man died after the car he was travelling in flipped over and caught fire in the early hours of yesterday.
ENCINO -- A vehicle caught fire on the Ventura Freeway just east of White Oak Avenue on Sunday, closing two westbound lanes, a California Highway Patrol officer said.