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incendiary

in·cen·di·ar·y

incendiary

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn sen di eI ri
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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Word Combinations (adjective, noun)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: causing or having the potential to cause a fire.
The fire was not accidental but was started by an arsonist with an incendiary device.
definition 2: of or relating to objects, esp. bombs, missiles, or the like, that produce intense heat and fire when ignited.
Fires blazed throughout the city after the attackers employed incendiary weapons.
definition 3: causing or capable of causing strife or anger; inflammatory.
The speaker's incendiary remarks came close to starting a riot.
similar words:
inflammatory
definition 4: of or relating to arson or arsonists.
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part of speech: noun
inflections: incendiaries
definition 1: a bomb, missile, shell, or the like, that yields intense heat and fire when exploded.
definition 2: a person who purposely sets fire to property; arsonist.
definition 3: anyone who agitates or creates strife, esp. political strife; agitator.
similar words:
agitator
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