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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ablaze \A*blaze"\, adverb & a. [Pref. a- + blaze.]

1. On fire; in a blaze, gleaming. --Milman.

All ablaze with crimson and gold. --Longfellow.

2. In a state of glowing excitement or ardent desire.

The young Cambridge democrats were all ablaze to assist Torrijos. --Carlyle.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

ablaze

adjective

1: keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitement; "his face all ablaze with excitement"- Bram Stoker; "he was aflame with desire" [syn: {ablaze}, {aflame}, {aroused}]

2: lighted up by or as by fire or flame; "forests set ablaze (or afire) by lightning"; "even the car's tires were aflame"; "a night aflare with fireworks"; "candles alight on the tables"; "houses on fire" [syn: {ablaze(p)}, {afire(p)}, {aflame(p)}, {aflare(p)}, {alight(p)}, {on fire(p)}]

3: resembling flame in brilliance or color; "maple trees ablaze in autumn"

4: lighted with red light as if with flames; "streets ablaze with lighted Christmas trees"; "the inflamed clouds at sunset"; "reddened faces around the campfire" [syn: {ablaze(p)}, {inflamed}, {reddened}]


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