inflammatory

[ in-flam-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ɪnˈflæm əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /

adjective

tending to arouse anger, hostility, passion, etc.: inflammatory speeches.
Pathology. of or caused by inflammation.

Origin of inflammatory

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

SYNONYMS FOR inflammatory

Related forms

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

Can be confused

inflammable inflammatory
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British Dictionary definitions for non-inflammatory

inflammatory

/ (ɪnˈflæmətərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective

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

Derived Forms

inflammatorily, adverb
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Medicine definitions for non-inflammatory

inflammatory

[ ĭn-flămə-tôr′ē ]

adj.

Characterized or caused by inflammation.
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