non·​in·​flam·​ma·​tory ˌnän-in-ˈfla-mə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce noninflammatory (audio)
: not inflammatory
noninflammatory arthritis
His speech was noninflammatoryGail Collins

Examples of noninflammatory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mineral formulas also tend to be fragrance-free, noncomedogenic, and noninflammatory, says Dr. Engelman. Brigitt Earley, Glamour, 21 Feb. 2024 Burgum, 67 years old and known for a casual style and noninflammatory rhetoric, was never a significant presence in the race. John McCormick, WSJ, 5 Dec. 2023 Bedford says people with Crohn’s disease, a type of IBD, may have episodes of diarrhea, while people with IBS, a noninflammatory condition that causes abdominal discomfort and altered bowel movements, report frequent bloating, diarrhea and constipation. Jocelyn Solis-Moreira, Scientific American, 28 Sep. 2023 What a terrific revelation and opportunity to share the findings with the siblings in a noninflammatory light. Kwame Anthony Appiah, New York Times, 5 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of noninflammatory was in 1850

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“Noninflammatory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


non·​in·​flam·​ma·​to·​ry -in-ˈflam-ə-ˌtōr-ē How to pronounce noninflammatory (audio)
: not inflammatory
noninflammatory lesions

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