American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Arousing passion or strong emotion, especially anger, belligerence, or desire.
- adj. Characterized or caused by inflammation.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tending to inflame, or to excite or produce inflammation: as, inflammatory medicines.
- Of the nature of, or accompanied or caused by, the morbid condition called inflammation: as, inflammatory rheumatism.
- Of, pertaining to, or indicative of inflammation, or an inflamed condition: as, inflammatory symptoms.
- Tending to excite passion, desire, etc.; of a nature to rouse anger, animosity, tumult, sedition, etc.: as, an inflammatory harangue.
- adj. Tending to inflame or provoke somebody.
- adj. Causing or caused by inflammation.
- n. Any material that causes inflammation
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Tending to inflame, kindle, or irritate.
- adj. Tending to excite anger, animosity, tumult, or sedition; seditious.
- adj. (Med.) Accompanied with, or tending to cause, preternatural heat and excitement of arterial action.
- adj. characterized or caused by inflammation
- adj. arousing to action or rebellion
“It cites a series of what he calls inflammatory statements that show "that judgments have been reached and the tenor of the hearing will be prosecutorial.”
“She expressed dismay at what she called "inflammatory language" being used by critics of the current policy.”
“Scheller also complained in court filings about defense lawyers' "aggressive" tactics, including a 7 1/2-hour deposition of Keith in which she was given few breaks, and subsequent e-mails to her "alluding to possible retaliation ... for what they characterized as inflammatory and/or slanderous statements.”
“Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned Tuesday what he called the inflammatory rhetoric of”
“Blagojevich had argued for the removal because of what he called inflammatory comments made by Fitzgerald and the head of the Chicago FBI office when Blagojevich was arrested in December.”
“Increased dosing requirements for 6-mercaptopurine and azathioprine in inflammatory bowel disease patients six years and younger.”
“Immunology of the intestinal tract and abnormalities in inflammatory bowel disease”
“Relationship between coping style and quality-of-life in inflammatory bowel disease”
“Clinical research in inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, nutrition, liver transplantation and pancreatic disease”
“Association of thiopurine methyltransferase enzyme level with toxicity of 6-mercaptopurine/azathiopurine in inflammatory bowel disease”
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