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Bushfire vs. Wildfire — What's the Difference?

Bushfire vs. Wildfire — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Bushfire and Wildfire

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Bushfire

(Australia) An uncontrolled fire in a wooded or grassy area; a wildfire.
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Wildfire

A wildfire, bushfire, wild land fire or rural fire is an unplanned, unwanted, uncontrolled fire in an area of combustible vegetation starting in rural areas and urban areas. Depending on the type of vegetation present, a wildfire can also be classified more specifically as a forest fire, brush fire, bushfire (in Australia), desert fire, grass fire, hill fire, peat fire, prairie fire, vegetation fire, or veld fire.
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Wildfire

A raging, rapidly spreading fire.
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Wildfire

Something that acts very quickly and intensely
A land swept by the wildfire of revolution.
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Wildfire

Lightning occurring without audible thunder.
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Wildfire

A luminosity that appears over swamps or marshes at night; ignis fatuus.
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Wildfire

A highly flammable material, such as Greek fire, once used in warfare.
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Wildfire

A rapidly spreading fire, especially one occurring in a wildland area.
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Wildfire

(historical) Greek fire, Byzantine fire.
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Wildfire

(dermatology) A spreading disease of the skin, particularly erysipelas.
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Wildfire

(figuratively) Something that acts or spreads quickly and uncontrollably.
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Wildfire

A composition of inflammable materials, which, kindled, is very hard to quench; Greek fire.
Brimstone, pitch, wildfire . . . burn cruelly, and hard to quench.
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Wildfire

An old name for erysipelas.
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Wildfire

A sort of lightning unaccompanied by thunder.
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Wildfire

A raging and rapidly spreading conflagration
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