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1Bursting with activity; full of intense excitement.
2Bursting with flame, light, or colour.
3Flaring or spread out, expanded, unfurled.
1In or into a state of intense excitement or activity.
2So as to burst with flame, light, or colour.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Mackay (1812–1889), poet and writer. From a- + flare.
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