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[verb in-fyoo r-ee-eyt; adjective in-fyoo r-ee-it] /verb ɪnˈfyʊər iˌeɪt; adjective ɪnˈfyʊər i ɪt/
verb (used with object), infuriated, infuriating.
to make furious; enrage.
Archaic. infuriated.
Origin of infuriate
1660-70; < Medieval Latin infuriātus past participle of infuriāre to madden, enrage. See in-2, fury, -ate1
Related forms
infuriately, adverb
infuriation, noun
uninfuriated, adjective
1. anger. See enrage. Unabridged
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  • And they were like a couple of infuriate and huge-bodied elephants, each sixty years old.

  • The sight of their progeny seems to infuriate them in a curious manner.

    Domesticated Animals Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
  • It was a spectacle calculated to infuriate the Athenians, though not one to inspire them with courage and hope.

  • Continuous and unwonted defeat might infuriate some men to a great effort.

    Gladiator Philip Wylie
  • For, should they fail to kill the bull at once, and only wound and infuriate him, then would they all be at his mercy.

    The Vee-Boers Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for infuriate


verb (ɪnˈfjʊərɪˌeɪt)
(transitive) to anger; annoy
adjective (ɪnˈfjʊərɪɪt)
(archaic) furious; infuriated
Derived Forms
infuriately, adverb
infuriating, adjective
infuriatingly, adverb
infuriation, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin infuriāre (vb); see in-², fury
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Word Origin and History for infuriate

1660s, from Italian infuriato, from Medieval Latin infuriatus, past participle of infuriare "to madden," from Latin in furia "in a fury," from ablative of furia (see fury). Related: Infuriated; infuriating; infuriatingly.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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