Simple Definition of inflammatory
medical : causing or having inflammation
: causing anger
Examples of inflammatory in a sentence
She had an acute inflammatory reaction to the drug.
He incited the mob with an inflammatory speech.
First Known Use of inflammatory
INFLAMMATORY Defined for Kids
Definition of inflammatory for Students
1 : tending to excite anger or disorder <an inflammatory speech>
2 : causing or having inflammation <an inflammatory disease>
Legal Definition of inflammatory
: tending to cause anger, animosity, or indignation <the use of an alias by a defendant is…almost always inflammatory — F. D. Doucette>
Additional Notes on inflammatory
Evidence, and especially photographic evidence, may be deemed inadmissible if its inflammatory nature seriously outweighs its probative value or relevance. The mere fact that evidence is graphic or gruesome, however, is not enough to render it inadmissible.
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