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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.
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adjective
  1. Archaic. infuriated.
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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

Synonyms

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1. anger. See enrage.
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  • The firebrand only seemed to infuriate the animal and he charged.

    Rodney, the Ranger

    John V. Lane

  • At this the grief and choler of Alcides blazed forth dark and infuriate.

  • In this manner he sought to infuriate Frank and lead him to some act of rashness.

  • There were times when her sympathy appeared to her almost to infuriate him.

    Virginia

    Ellen Glasgow

  • The sight of their progeny seems to infuriate them in a curious manner.

    Domesticated Animals

    Nathaniel Southgate Shaler


British Dictionary definitions for infuriate

infuriate

verb (ɪnˈfjʊərɪˌeɪt)
  1. (tr) to anger; annoy
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adjective (ɪnˈfjʊərɪɪt)
  1. archaic furious; infuriated
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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 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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