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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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  • Upon me the periodical and mechanical explosions of this body of hirelings have an effect little short of infuriation.

    A Wanderer in Paris E. V. Lucas
  • But to the infuriation of scientists, for no known reason not all of them did.

  • Some of them wore bangles, the noise of which, in the hall, sounded like an infuriation of sleigh-bells.

    Wanted: A Cook Alan Dale
  • A sense of infuriation at the bald tame end of the adventure gets possession of St. John.

    Red as a Rose is She Rhoda Broughton
British Dictionary definitions for infuriation


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 infuriation



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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