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vb. To discharge or dismiss a person from employment. A termination of the employer-employee by the employer.


 - n. The evolution of light and heat in the combustion of bodies; combustion; state of ignition. The form of fire exhibited in the combustion of gases in an ascending stream or current is called flame. Anciently, fire, air, earth, and water were regarded as the four elements of which all things are composed. Fuel in a state of combustion, as on a hearth, or in a stove or a furnace. The burning of a house or town; a conflagration. Anything which destroys or affects like fire. Ardor of passion, whether love or hate; excessive warmth; consuming violence of temper. Liveliness of imagination or fancy; intellectual and moral enthusiasm; capacity for ardor and zeal. Splendor; brilliancy; luster; hence, a star. Torture by burning; severe trial or affliction. The discharge of firearms; firing; as, the troops were exposed to a heavy fire. Blue fire, Red fire, Green fire (Pyrotech.), compositions of various combustible substances, as sulphur, niter, lampblack, etc., the flames of which are colored by various metallic salts, as those of antimony, strontium, barium, etc.


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