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inflammatory

[ in-flam-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ɪnˈflæm əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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adjective
tending to arouse anger, hostility, passion, etc.: inflammatory speeches.
Pathology. of or caused by inflammation.
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Origin of inflammatory

1725–35; <Latin inflammāt(us) (see inflammation) + -ory1

OTHER WORDS FROM inflammatory

in·flam·ma·to·ri·ly, adverbnon·in·flam·ma·to·ry, adjectivesub·in·flam·ma·to·ry, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH inflammatory

inflammable, inflammatory
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British Dictionary definitions for inflammatory

inflammatory
/ (ɪnˈflæmətərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective
characterized by or caused by inflammation
tending to arouse violence, strong emotion, etc

Derived forms of inflammatory

inflammatorily, adverb
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Medical definitions for inflammatory

inflammatory
[ ĭn-flămə-tôr′ē ]

adj.
Characterized or caused by inflammation.
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