conflagratio, from conflagrare 'to burn', from com- ( COM-) + flagrare 'to burn'
1a very large fire that destroys a lot of buildings, forests etc
2a violent situation or war
WORD FOCUS: fire WORD FOCUS: fire a big fire that causes a lot of damage:blaze, inferno, conflagrationliterary someone whose job is to put out fires:firefighter, fireman, the fire departmentAmerican English, the fire brigadeBritish Englishfire ➔ See alsofire
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.