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inflammatory Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite characterized or caused by inflammation
    • an inflammatory process
    • an inflammatory response
  2. adjective satellite arousing to action or rebellion
    rabble-rousing; incitive; incendiary; instigative; seditious.

In*flam"ma*to*ry adjective
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.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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