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inflammatory

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adjective in·flam·ma·to·ry \in-ˈfla-mə-ˌtȯr-ē\

Simple Definition of inflammatory

  • medical : causing or having inflammation

  • : causing anger

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of inflammatory

  1. 1 :  tending to excite anger, disorder, or tumult :  seditious

  2. 2 :  tending to inflame or excite the senses

  3. 3 :  accompanied by or tending to cause inflammation

inflammatorily play \-ˌfla-mə-ˈtȯr-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of inflammatory in a sentence

  1. She had an acute inflammatory reaction to the drug.

  2. He incited the mob with an inflammatory speech.



Circa 1711

First Known Use of inflammatory

circa 1711


INFLAMMATORY Defined for Kids

inflammatory

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adjective in·flam·ma·to·ry \in-ˈfla-mə-ˌtȯr-ē\

Definition of inflammatory for Students

  1. 1 :  tending to excite anger or disorder <an inflammatory speech>

  2. 2 :  causing or having inflammation <an inflammatory disease>




Medical Dictionary

inflammatory

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adjective in·flam·ma·to·ry \in-ˈflam-ə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr-\

Medical Definition of inflammatory

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




Law Dictionary

inflammatory

noun in·flam·ma·to·ry \in-ˈfla-mə-ˌtōr-ē\

Legal Definition of inflammatory

  1. :  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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