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noun as in blaze

noun as in conflagration

noun as in flame


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When natural drought conditions already exist, in such places as Colorado, physiological drought can increase the risk of wildfires by making plants more prone to ignition.

Residents, fire commanders, and political leaders must switch from a mindset of preventing or controlling wildfire to learning to live with it.

It’s possible that 2020’s temperatures in some areas might have been even higher if not for massive wildfires.

The question, of course, is why SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes covid-19, continues to spread like wildfire when so many other viruses have been crushed.

Western states repeatedly broke records for their largest wildfires on record.

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Besides, victory fever had spread like wildfire throughout the Allied armies.

Anti-Korean books, magazines, and comic books are selling like wildfire.

It was late October, six weeks after the initial outbreak, and the virus was rumored to be spreading like wildfire.

The dish “took off like wildfire,” says Leong, despite there being virtually no Chinese people in the area.

That kind of social sorting allows for larger outbreaks by “seeding a much larger wildfire,” he said.

Suppose that Dunsey came home the night he staked Wildfire, recite the conversation between him and Godfrey.

The news had spread like wildfire to the studies, and the other boys came flocking in during the uproar, to join in it heartily.

"Chinese labour," yelled a voice, and across the square swept a wildfire of booting and bawling.

The taste enkindled by wine, was soon fed with brandy, and spread among the native bands like a wildfire.

The story that Reynolds Bartram had "stood up for prayers" went through Bruceton and the surrounding country like wildfire.

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On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to wildfire, such as: bonfire, conflagration, flame, burning, combustion, and flames.

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