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    flare - Dictionary definition and meaning for word flare

    Definition
    (noun) a shape that spreads outward
    Synonyms : flair
    Example Sentence
    • the skirt had a wide flare
    Definition
    (noun) a sudden burst of flame Definition
    (noun) a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate
    Synonyms : flash
    Definition
    (noun) reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of infection or irritation Definition
    (noun) a sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms
    Example Sentence
    • a colitis flare
    • infection can cause a lupus flare
    Definition
    (noun) a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface; associated with sunspots and radio interference
    Synonyms : solar flare
    Definition
    (noun) am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection) Definition
    (noun) a sudden outburst of emotion
    Example Sentence
    • she felt a flare of delight
    • she could not control her flare of rage
    Definition
    (noun) a device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification Definition
    (noun) a short forward pass to a back who is running toward the sidelines
    Synonyms : flare pass
    Example Sentence
    • he threw a flare to the fullback who was tackled for a loss
    Definition
    (noun) (baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield Definition
    (verb) burn brightly
    Synonyms : blaze up , burn up , flame up
    Example Sentence
    • Every star seemed to flare with new intensity
    Definition
    (verb) become flared and widen, usually at one end
    Synonyms : flare out
    Example Sentence
    • The bellbottom pants flare out
    Definition
    (verb) shine with a sudden light
    Synonyms : flame
    Example Sentence
    • The night sky flared with the massive bombardment
    Definition
    (verb) erupt or intensify suddenly
    Example Sentence
    • Unrest erupted in the country
    • Tempers flared at the meeting
    • The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism
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