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inflammatory

[in-flam-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪnˈflæm əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
tending to arouse anger, hostility, passion, etc.:
inflammatory speeches.
2.
Pathology. of or caused by inflammation.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; < Latin inflammāt(us) (see inflammation) + -ory1
Related forms
inflammatorily, adverb
noninflammatory, adjective
subinflammatory, adjective
Can be confused
inflammable, inflammatory.
Synonyms
1. fiery, incendiary, provocative.
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British Dictionary definitions for noninflammatory

inflammatory

/ɪnˈflæmətərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
characterized by or caused by inflammation
2.
tending to arouse violence, strong emotion, etc
Derived Forms
inflammatorily, adverb
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Word Origin and History for noninflammatory

inflammatory

adj.

1680s (n.), from Latin inflammat-, past participle stem of inflammare (see inflame) + -ory. As an adjective, "tending to rouse passions or desires," 1711; from 1732 in pathology.

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noninflammatory in Medicine

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

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