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inflame

(ĭn-flām′)
v. in·flamed, in·flaming, in·flames
v.tr.
To produce inflammation in (a tissue or organ).
v.intr.
To be affected by inflammation.

in·flam′er n.
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THE BBC has been accused by one of its own scientific advisers of inflaming the hysteria surrounding genetically-modified crops in a new thriller.
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Summary: The PM has denied that the coalition is split over tackling immigration, after Vince Cable accused him of risking inflaming extremism.
David Cameron has denied that the coalition is split over tackling immigration, after he was accused by a Cabinet minister of using "very unwise" language, which risked inflaming extremism.