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infuriate

[verb in-fyoo r-ee-eyt; adjective in-fyoo r-ee-it]
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verb (used with object), in·fu·ri·at·ed, in·fu·ri·at·ing.
  1. to make furious; enrage.
adjective
  1. Archaic. infuriated.

Origin of infuriate

1660–70; < Medieval Latin infuriātus past participle of infuriāre to madden, enrage. See in-2, fury, -ate1
Related formsin·fu·ri·ate·ly, adverbin·fu·ri·a·tion, nounun·in·fu·ri·at·ed, adjective

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1. anger. See enrage.
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Examples from the Web for infuriation

Historical Examples

  • But to the infuriation of scientists, for no known reason not all of them did.

    The Planet with No Nightmare

    Jim Harmon

  • A sense of infuriation at the bald tame end of the adventure gets possession of St. John.

    Red as a Rose is She

    Rhoda Broughton

  • Some of them wore bangles, the noise of which, in the hall, sounded like an infuriation of sleigh-bells.

  • Upon me the periodical and mechanical explosions of this body of hirelings have an effect little short of infuriation.


British Dictionary definitions for infuriation

infuriate

verb (ɪnˈfjʊərɪˌeɪt)
  1. (tr) to anger; annoy
adjective (ɪnˈfjʊərɪɪt)
  1. archaic furious; infuriated
Derived Formsinfuriately, adverbinfuriating, adjectiveinfuriatingly, adverbinfuriation, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Medieval Latin infuriāre (vb); see in- ², fury
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Word Origin and History for infuriation

infuriate

v.

1660s, from Italian infuriato, from Medieval Latin infuriatus, past participle of infuriare "to madden," from Latin in furia "in a fury," from ablative of furia (see fury). Related: Infuriated; infuriating; infuriatingly.

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