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flare•up



Pronunciation: (flâr'up"), [key]
n.
1. a sudden flaring up of flame or light.
2. a sudden outburst or intensification, as of anger or tensions.
3. a sudden outbreak of violence, disease, or any other condition thought to be quelled, checked, or inactive.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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