inflammatory


in·flam·ma·to·ry

adjective \in-ˈfla-mə-ˌtr-ē\

medical : causing or having inflammation

: causing anger

Full Definition of INFLAMMATORY

1
:  tending to excite anger, disorder, or tumult :  seditious
2
:  tending to inflame or excite the senses
3
:  accompanied by or tending to cause inflammation
in·flam·ma·to·ri·ly \-ˌfla-mə-ˈtr-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of INFLAMMATORY

  1. She had an acute inflammatory reaction to the drug.
  2. He incited the mob with an inflammatory speech.

First Known Use of INFLAMMATORY

circa 1711

in·flam·ma·to·ry

adjective \in-ˈflam-ə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtr-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INFLAMMATORY

: accompanied by or tending to cause inflammation <inflammatory diseases>

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