- on fire; ablaze: The house was all aflame.
- eager and excited: I was aflame with curiosity.
adverb, adjective (postpositive)
- in flames; ablaze
- deeply aroused, as with passionhe was aflame with desire
- (of the face) red or inflamed
1550s, from a- “on” (see a- (1)) + flame (n.). Figurative use by 1856.