1. A very intense and uncontrolled fire.
2. A large and violent event; such as, a war involving many people.

Part of the word conflagration sounds like ‘flare’ and so both the words can be related as in a flare that may have become uncontrollable that is a large fire or simply a conflagration.

1. The woods were set on fire by the bursting shells, and the conflagrationraged.
2. The treaty is the latest attempt to resolve the ten-year conflagration.

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