infuriate

[ verb in-fyoor-ee-eyt; adjective in-fyoor-ee-it ]
/ verb ɪnˈfyʊər iˌeɪt; adjective ɪnˈfyʊər i ɪt /

verb (used with object), in·fu·ri·at·ed, in·fu·ri·at·ing.

to make furious; enrage.

adjective

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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infuriate


verb (ɪnˈfjʊərɪˌeɪt)

(tr) to anger; annoy

adjective (ɪnˈfjʊərɪɪt)

archaic furious; infuriated
Derived Formsinfuriately, adverbinfuriating, adjectiveinfuriatingly, adverbinfuriation, noun

Word Origin for infuriate

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

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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