Definition of Flaming

1. Noun. The process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke. "Fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"

Exact synonyms: Fire, Flame
Specialized synonyms: Blaze, Blazing, Flare, Ignition
Generic synonyms: Burning, Combustion
Derivative terms: Fiery, Fire, Fire, Fire, Flame, Flame

2. Adjective. Informal intensifiers. "You flaming idiot"
Exact synonyms: Bally, Blinking, Bloody, Blooming, Crashing, Fucking
Similar to: Unmitigated

3. Adjective. Very intense. "Flaming passions"
Exact synonyms: Fiery
Similar to: Hot
Derivative terms: Fieriness

Definition of Flaming

1. a. Emitting flames; afire; blazing; consuming; illuminating.

Definition of Flaming

1. Adjective. On fire with visible flames. ¹

2. Adjective. (colloquial) Extremely, visibly. Typically of a homosexual male. ¹

3. Adjective. (British colloquial) Damned, bloody. ¹

4. Verb. (present participle of flame) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flaming

1. flame [v] - See also: flame

Medical Definition of Flaming

1. 1. Emitting flames; afire; blazing; consuming; illuminating. 2. Of the colour of flame; high-coloured; brilliant; dazzling. "In flaming yellow bright." 3. Ardent; passionate; burning with zeal; irrepressibly earnest; as, a flaming proclomation or harangue. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flaming

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Literary usage of Flaming

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"He spoke, and kindled in Athene's breast The love, erst flaming high, to higher flame. Down through the firmament from heaven she sprang, ..."

2. Convention by National Electric Light Association Convention, National Independent Meat Packers Association, University of Georgia College of Agriculture, University of Georgia Dept. of Food Science (1906)
"The lighting interests now have offered for their consideration another lamp of the open arc type, popularly known as the flaming carbon arc lamp. ..."

3. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Charles Robert Cross (1870)
""When the spark was received on the ice,.it lost its flaming character, ... To determine the effect of a cooling surface on the flaming spark, ..."

4. Annual of Scientific Discovery: Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Wm Ripley Nichols, Charles R Cross (1870)
"To determine the effect of a cooling surface on the flaming spark, a hole one and one-half inches in diameter was bored through a thick block of ..."

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