Word of the Day: 9

word of the day 9

conflagration

noun UK /ˌkɒn.fləˈɡreɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌkɑːn-/ (follow the link to hear UK and US pronunciations)

  • a large fire that causes a lot of damage
  • a large and violent event, such as a war, involving a lot of people:

They may succeed in turning a little local difficulty into a full-blown regional conflagration.

Ref: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/conflagration?q=conflagration

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