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Word of the Day 06/24/17 Conflagration

Conflagration (noun)
conflagration [kon-fluh-grey-shuh n]


noun
1. a destructive fire, usually an extensive one.

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See flame.

Origin: 1545-55; < Latin conflagrātiōn- (stem of conflagrātiō), equivalent to conflagrāt(us) past participle of conflagrāre to burn up (con- con- + flagr- (akin to fulgur lightning, flamma flame, Greek phlóx; see phlox) + -ātus -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

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