aflame


aflame

adjective

  1. on fire; ablaze: The house was all aflame.
  2. eager and excited: I was aflame with curiosity.

adverb, adjective (postpositive)

  1. in flames; ablaze
  2. deeply aroused, as with passionhe was aflame with desire
  3. (of the face) red or inflamed
adj.

1550s, from a- “on” (see a- (1)) + flame (n.). Figurative use by 1856.

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