|1.||[ noun ] (chemistry) the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke|
"fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"
|Related terms:||combustion blaze flare burn fire|
|2.||[ verb ] shine with a sudden light|
"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|