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flame

 [flām]
1. the luminous, irregular appearance usually accompanying combustion, or an appearance resembling it.
2. to render sterile by exposure to a flame.
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A hot air balloon has crashed after bursting into flames in New Zealand, killing all 11 people on board in the country's worst air accident in more than thirty years.
The 78-year-old reportedly lost control of his Ford, which swerved and hit the central reservation before slamming into the palm tree and bursting into flames.
The MD-11 aircraft, belonging to US-based courier firm FedEx, was attempting to land on Monday morning when it bounced and skidded on the runway before bursting into flames.