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afire


adjective

  1. on fire: to set a house afire.
  2. aflame(def 2).

adverb, adjective (postpositive)

  1. on fire; ablaze
  2. intensely interested or passionatehe was afire with enthusiasm for the new plan
adj.

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

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