in·​fu·​ri·​ate | \ in-ˈfyu̇r-ē-ˌāt How to pronounce infuriate (audio) \
infuriated; infuriating

Definition of infuriate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to make furious


in·​fu·​ri·​ate | \ in-ˈfyu̇r-ē-ət How to pronounce infuriate (audio) \

Definition of infuriate (Entry 2 of 2)

: furiously angry

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infuriation \ in-​ˌfyu̇r-​ē-​ˈā-​shən How to pronounce infuriate (audio) \ noun

Examples of infuriate in a Sentence

Verb I was infuriated by his arrogance. the quarterback's stupid mistake infuriated the coach Adjective Casanova made a hasty retreat from the woman's bedroom, with the infuriate husband in hot pursuit.
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First Known Use of infuriate


1667, in the meaning defined above


1667, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for infuriate


Medieval Latin infuriatus, past participle of infuriare, from Latin in- + furia fury

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“Infuriate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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in·​fu·​ri·​ate | \ in-ˈfyu̇r-ē-ˌāt How to pronounce infuriate (audio) \
infuriated; infuriating

Kids Definition of infuriate

: to make furious : enrage

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