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infuriate

[v. in-fyoo r-ee-eyt; adj. in-fyoo r-ee-it] /v. ɪnˈfyʊər iˌeɪt; adj. ɪnˈfyʊər i ɪt/
verb (used with object), infuriated, infuriating.
1.
to make furious; enrage.
adjective
2.
Archaic. infuriated.
Origin
1660-1670
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
Synonyms
1. anger. See enrage.
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Examples for infuriated
  • But there was one aspect of the killing that especially alarmed and infuriated prosecutors.
  • It is easy to mistake the heckler as an adult, one of many mothers in the crowd infuriated by desegregation.
  • Its construction snarled traffic and infuriated drivers and pedestrians here for more than a decade.
  • He used to get infuriated with us for our constant side arguments about the material.
  • The sudden price hikes infuriated business users of gas, especially big industrial firms.
  • Many people will be infuriated by the arguments in this book.
  • The suggestion of fiddling public finances flummoxed and infuriated him.
  • The decision infuriated many hospital officials, who called it both a misinterpretation of the law and bad public health policy.
  • infuriated e-mail correspondents accused the game's makers of lacking taste and moral decency by exploiting a tragedy.
  • But many police officers are infuriated by the residents' criticism and attacks.
British Dictionary definitions for infuriated

infuriate

verb (ɪnˈfjʊərɪˌeɪt)
1.
(transitive) to anger; annoy
adjective (ɪnˈfjʊərɪɪt)
2.
(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 infuriated

infuriate

v.

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.

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