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Definition of ablaze adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1burning quickly and strongly The whole building was soon ablaze. Cars and buses were set ablaze during the riot.
  2. 2full of bright light or colors There were lights still ablaze as they drove up to the house. ablaze with something The trees were ablaze with fall colors.
  3. 3ablaze (with something) full of strong emotion or excitement He turned to her, his eyes ablaze with anger.
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