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[in-flam-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪnˈflæm əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/

tending to arouse anger, hostility, passion, etc.:
inflammatory speeches.
Pathology. of or caused by .
/ɪnˈflæmətərɪ; -trɪ/
characterized by or caused by inflammation
tending to arouse violence, strong emotion, etc

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.

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


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