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1. afire

adjective. ['əˈfaɪr'] lighted up by or as by fire or flame.

Synonyms

  • lighted
  • aflame
  • aflare
  • lit
  • ablaze
  • on fire

Antonyms

  • ascend
  • rise
  • dark
  • passionless

Etymology

  • a- (English)
  • a- (Anglo-Norman)
  • fire (English)
  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Afire

  • barbed-wire
  • reacquire
  • require
  • perspire
  • mcquire
  • mcgwire
  • mcguire
  • martyre
  • maguire
  • inspire
  • inquire
  • glenayre
  • frymire
  • expire
  • striar
  • squire
  • retire
  • rehire
  • o'dwyer
  • aspire
  • alkire
  • admire
  • swire
  • spire
  • smyre
  • skier
  • schreyer
  • quire
  • dwire
  • wyre

Example sentences of the word afire


1. Particle
The U.S. Fire Administration states that almost 7,200 homes are set afire annually due to gas grill accidents.

2. Adjective
Once these synthetic fabrics are afire, though, they tend to melt.

Quotes containing the word afire


1. But love, like the sun that it is, sets afire and melts everything. what greed and privilege to build up over whole centuries the indignation of a pious spirit, with its natural following of oppressed souls, will cast down with a single shove.
- José Martí

2. Earth's crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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