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  • as inexacerbate
  • as infoment
  • as inmake worse

synonyms for fan the flames

  • aggravate
  • annoy
  • heighten
  • inflame
  • intensify
  • irritate
  • provoke
  • worsen
  • embitter
  • enrage
  • envenom
  • exasperate
  • excite
  • increase
  • madden
  • vex
  • add insult to injury
  • egg on
  • feed the fire
  • go from bad to worse
  • heat up
  • hit on
  • push one's button
  • rattle one's cage
  • rub salt in a wound

antonyms for fan the flames

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  • aid
  • alleviate
  • appease
  • calm
  • delight
  • help
  • improve
  • make happy
  • please
  • soothe
  • comfort
  • compose
  • pacify
  • placate
  • deter
  • discourage
  • calm
  • conclude
  • condemn
  • depress
  • destroy
  • dissuade
  • end
  • finish
  • ignore
  • lull
  • neglect
  • quiet
  • repress
  • stop
  • tranquilize
  • cease
  • dampen
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    How to use fan the flames in a sentence

    You would not think it too much to set the whole province in flames so that you could have your way with this wretched child.
    ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
    Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    She took the fan from Madame Ratignolle and began to fan both herself and her companion.
    THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
    At length only four or five flames remained, feebly wavering in their pools of melted wax.
    THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
    She bathed Madame Ratignolle's face with cologne, while Robert plied the fan with unnecessary vigor.
    THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
    Rarely, sodium urate occurs in crystalline form—slender prisms, arranged in fan- or sheaf-like structures (Fig. 32).
    A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
    She opened a large black fan and moved it slowly while looking intently at her son's bent profile.
    ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
    You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
    MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
    Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.
    THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
    I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.
    RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
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    capacitor

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