Word of the Day June 17, 2017

conflagration

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con·fla·gra·tion

 (kŏn′flə-grā′shən)

n.

A large destructive fire.

[Latin cōnflagrātiō, cōnflagrātiōn-, from cōnflagrātus, past participle of cōnflagrāre, to burn up; see conflagrant.]
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conflagration

(ˌkɒnfləˈɡreɪʃən)

n

a large destructive fire
[C16: from Latin conflagrātiō, from conflagrāre to be burnt up, from com- (intensive) + flagrāre to burn; related to Latin fulgur lightning

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