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conflagrate (v.)

1650s, "to catch fire," from Latin conflagratus, past participle of conflagrare "to burn, consume," from assimilated form of com-, here perhaps an intensive prefix (see con-), + flagrare "to burn, blaze, glow" (from PIE root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn"). Transitive meaning "to set on fire" is from 1835.

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Definitions of conflagrate from WordNet

conflagrate (v.)
cause to start burning;
Synonyms: kindle / enkindle / inflame
conflagrate (v.)
start to burn or burst into flames;
Synonyms: erupt / ignite / catch fire / take fire / combust
From wordnet.princeton.edu