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.

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Origin of infuriate

First recorded in 1660–70; from Medieval Latin infuriātus, past participle of infuriāre “to madden, enrage.” See in-2, fury, -ate1

synonym study for infuriate

1. See enrage.

OTHER WORDS FROM infuriate

in·fu·ri·ate·ly, adverbin·fu·ri·a·tion, nounun·in·fu·ri·at·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for infuriate

infuriate

verb (ɪnˈfjʊərɪˌeɪt)

(tr) to anger; annoy

adjective (ɪnˈfjʊərɪɪt)

archaic furious; infuriated

Derived forms of infuriate

infuriately, adverbinfuriating, adjectiveinfuriatingly, adverbinfuriation, noun

Word Origin for infuriate

C17: from Medieval Latin infuriāre (vb); see in- ², fury
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