inflammatory

[in-flam-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
adjective
1.
tending to arouse anger, hostility, passion, etc.: inflammatory speeches.
2.
Pathology. of or caused by inflammation.

Origin:
1725–35; < Latin inflammāt(us) (see inflammation) + -ory1

inflammatorily, adverb
noninflammatory, adjective
subinflammatory, adjective

inflammable, inflammatory.


1. fiery, incendiary, provocative.
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inflammatory (ɪnˈflæmətərɪ, -trɪ)
 
adj
1.  characterized by or caused by inflammation
2.  tending to arouse violence, strong emotion, etc
 
in'flammatorily
 
adv

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inflammatory
"tending to rouse passions or anger," 1711; see inflame.
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Medical Dictionary

inflammatory in·flam·ma·to·ry (ĭn-flām'ə-tôr'ē)
adj.
Characterized or caused by inflammation.

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Example sentences
Researchers do not know the exact causes of inflammatory bowel disease.
Your post was either meant to be inflammatory or was ignorant.
Tourists who avoid making inflammatory comments face no problems.
Of course, there's rhetorical danger in lumping so many types of organization
  under such an inflammatory heading.
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