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inflammatory

in·flam·ma·to·ry

inflammatory

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn flae m to ri
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: tending to arouse and excite the emotions, or call forth an emotional response.
The speaker's inflammatory statements turned the audience into an angry mob.His treatise criticizing the priesthood was an inflammatory piece of writing.
synonyms:
fiery, incendiary, provocative
similar words:
burning, combustible, demagogic, explosive, fervent, fervid, flaming, passionate, rabid, red-hot, spirited
definition 2: characterized by, caused by, or causing inflammation.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease.
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derivation: inflammatorily (adv.)