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[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.
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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  • They became more angry and infuriated, and refused to listen any longer.

    The River of Darkness William Murray Graydon
  • It was in a pause for breath that she raised her infuriated head and espied the intruder.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • On another day, after this dog had been infuriated by a cat, and then pacified, the sham feeding was given again.

    Outwitting Our Nerves Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
  • He seemed to live only by the force of infuriated and impotent despair.

    Tales Of Hearsay Joseph Conrad
  • It was like the anger of an infuriated canary bird or of some little child.

    Winning His "W" Everett Titsworth Tomlinson
British Dictionary definitions for infuriated


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 infuriated



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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