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  • conflagration — Conflagration …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • conflagration — [ kɔ̃flagrasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1375, rare av. XVIIIe; lat. conflagratio, rac. flagrare « brûler » 1 ♦ Vx Incendie. 2 ♦ (av. 1791) Mod. et littér. Bouleversement de grande portée. Spécialt Conflit international. ● conflagration nom féminin ( …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Conflagration — A conflagration or a blaze is an uncontrolled burning that threatens human life, health, or property. A conflagration can be accidentally begun, naturally caused (wildfire), or intentionally created (arson). Arson can be accomplished for the… …   Wikipedia

  • Conflagration — Con fla*gra tion, n. [L. conflagratio: cf. F. conflagration.] A fire extending to many objects, or over a large space; a general burning. [1913 Webster] Till one wide conflagration swallows all. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conflagration — CONFLAGRATION. s. f. Embrasement général. Terme didactique, qui ne se dit guère que dans ces phrases, La conflagration d une planète, du globe terrestre, etc …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • conflagration — 1550s, from M.Fr. conflagration (16c.) or directly from L. conflagrationem (nom. conflagratio), prp. of conflagrare to burn up, from com , intensive prefix (see COM (Cf. com )), + flagrare to burn (see FLAGRANT (Cf. flagrant)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • conflagration — CONFLAGRATION. s. f. Grand embrasement qui n est guere en usage. La conflagration de l Univers &c …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Conflagration — Conflagration, lat., Verbrennung, Brand; conflagriren, verbrennen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • conflagration — noun blaze, bonfire, deflagration, destructive fire, devastation, devouring element, fire, general fire, ignis, incendiarism, incendium, sheet of flame, wall of flame, wholesale destruction, wildfire Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton.… …   Law dictionary

  • conflagration — *fire, holocaust …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • conflagration — [n] large fire blaze, bonfire, burning, flaming, holocaust, inferno, rapid oxidation, up in smoke*, wildfire; concepts 249,478 …   New thesaurus

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