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inflammatory

adjective in·flam·ma·to·ry \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
INFLAMMATORY Defined for Kids

inflammatory

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

Definition of INFLAMMATORY for Kids

1
:  tending to excite anger or disorder <an inflammatory speech>
2
:  causing or having inflammation <an inflammatory disease>
Medical Dictionary

inflammatory

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

Medical Definition of INFLAMMATORY

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

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