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dēflā^gro , āvi, ātum, 1, v. n. and
I. To burn down, to be consumed by fire (freq. only in Cic.; cf. conflagro).
A. Neutr.
2. Trop., to perish, be destroyed: “communi incendio malint quam suo deflagrare,Cic. Sest. 46, 99: “ruere ac deflagrare omnia passuri estis?Liv. 3, 52.—
B. Act. (very rare): fana flammā deflagrata, Enn. ap. Cic. Tusc. 3, 19: “quae (sol) proxime currendo deflagrat,Vitr. 6, 1.—*
2. Trop., to destroy utterly: “in cinere deflagrati imperii,Cic. Cat. 4, 6, 12 (cf. deflagratio fin.).—
II. To burn out, cease burning; rare, and only trop. of the fire of passion, = defervesco, to abate, be allayed: “deflagrare iras vestras posse,Liv. 40, 8: “deflagrante paullatim seditione,Tac. H. 2, 29: “iram senis deflagrare pati,Lact. Mort. Pers. 14, 5.—Transf. to persons: “sic deflagrare minaces Incassum,Luc. 4, 280.
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