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synonyms for conflagration

  • blaze
  • bonfire
  • inferno
  • wildfire
  • burning
  • flaming
  • holocaust
  • rapid oxidation
  • up in smoke
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How to use conflagration in a sentence

As a series of conflagrations burn through much of California, displacing thousands and filling skies with smoke, it might seem strange to say that changes to a few statutes could make a difference.
CALIFORNIA'S WILDFIRE PROBLEM COULD BE SOLVED BY A FEW LEGAL CHANGESALEJANDRO DE LA GARZAAUGUST 26, 2021TIME
Fires in electric vehicles are known for being intense conflagrations that are challenging for first responders to extinguish, meaning that the issue is likely to be a frightening one for current—or prospective—electric-vehicle owners.
GM IS RECALLING ALL ITS BOLTS, BUT THERE’S NO NEED TO PANIC ABOUT EV SAFETYROB VERGERAUGUST 25, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
These fires can be anything from regular residential accidents, environmental conflagrations near a base, or the kinds of blazes that can come from explosive detonation or active fighting on a battlefield.
THIS HELPFUL TANK-LIKE ROBOT FIGHTS FIRES, NOT PEOPLEROB VERGERJULY 9, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
This relatively obscure proposal sparked a national conflagration.
'CRITICAL RACE THEORY IS SIMPLY THE LATEST BOGEYMAN.' INSIDE THE FIGHT OVER WHAT KIDS LEARN ABOUT AMERICA'S HISTORYOLIVIA B. WAXMANJUNE 24, 2021TIME
The conflagration in Georgia has spread into other states such as Texas, Florida, Michigan and Arizona, where both business interests and voting rights activists buoyed by newfound momentum are rethinking how to challenge GOP-backed voting measures.
HOW THE CORPORATE BACKLASH TO GEORGIA’S NEW VOTING LAW IS SHAPING OTHER FIGHTS AROUND THE COUNTRY OVER ACCESS TO THE POLLSAMY GARDNER, MIKE DEBONISAPRIL 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It also risks becoming a regional conflagration, potentially drawing in neighboring Eritrea.
ETHIOPIA’S UNFOLDING HUMANITARIAN CRISIS, EXPLAINED BY A TOP AID OFFICIALJEN KIRBYDECEMBER 3, 2020VOX
In the conflagration that followed, a number of nearby buildings were destroyed.
THE STORY OF THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA IS MOSTLY A LEGEND, BUT THE LESSON OF ITS BURNING IS STILL CRUCIAL TODAYRICHARD OVENDENNOVEMBER 17, 2020TIME
But at that insult Garnache's brain seemed to take fire, and his cautious resolutions were reduced to ashes by the conflagration.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
In the Brazils a conflagration of this kind never extends very far, as the vegetation is too green and offers too much opposition.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
The last fang belonging to chimney-pot Liz had perished in that great conflagration!
THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.M. BALLANTYNE
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WORDS RELATED TO CONFLAGRATION

  • bonfire
  • burning
  • combustion
  • conflagration
  • flame
  • flames
  • holocaust
  • wildfire
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.