1. [ noun ] (chemistry) the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
Synonyms: fire flaming

"fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"

Related terms: combustion blaze flare burn fire
2. [ verb ] shine with a sudden light
Synonyms: flare

"The night sky flared with the massive bombardment."

Related terms: shine flare
3. [ verb ] be in flames or aflame

"The sky seemed to flame in the Hawaiian sunset."

Related terms: burn fire
4. [ verb ] criticize harshly, on the e-mail
Related terms: chastize
Similar spelling:   flume