- tending to arouse anger, hostility, passion, etc.: inflammatory speeches.
- Pathology. of or caused by inflammation.
Origin of inflammatory
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1. fiery, incendiary, provocative.
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Examples from the Web for non-inflammatory
Given how basic and non-inflammatory the facts, why all the inflammation?TSA Is Not Trying to Kill You
November 23, 2010
This may have been owing to the lateness of the season, or to the non-inflammatory condition of our blood.
Prof. Adami holds that the regular development of layer upon layer of new connective tissue is non-inflammatory.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:
Louis Marshall Warfield
The term goitre is applied clinically to any non-inflammatory enlargement of the thyreoid gland.
- characterized by or caused by inflammation
- tending to arouse violence, strong emotion, etc
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Word Origin and History for non-inflammatory
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- Characterized or caused by inflammation.
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