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Pronunciation:  in'flamu`towree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  characterized or caused by inflammation; "an inflammatory process"; "an inflammatory response"
  2. [adj]  arousing to action or rebellion

INFLAMMATORY is a 12 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: incendiary, incitive, instigative, provocative, rabble-rousing, seditious, unhealthy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*flam"ma*to*ry\, a. [Cf. F. inflammatoire.]
1. Tending to inflame, kindle, or irritate.

2. Tending to excite anger, animosity, tumult, or sedition;
   seditious; as, inflammatory libels, writings, speeches, or
   publications. --Burke.

3. (Med.) Accompanied with, or tending to cause,
   preternatural heat and excitement of arterial action; as,
   an inflammatory disease.

{Inflammatory crust}. (Med.) Same as {Buffy coat}, under

{Inflammatory fever}, a variety of fever due to inflammation.

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