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afire (adv., adj.)

"on fire," c. 1200, afure, from a- (1) "on" + fire (n.). Figurative use by late 14c.

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Definitions of afire from WordNet

afire (adj.)
lighted up by or as by fire or flame;
forests set ablaze (or afire) by lightning
Synonyms: ablaze / aflame / aflare / alight / on fire
From wordnet.princeton.edu