What does inflammatory mean?

Definitions for inflammatory
ɪnˈflæm əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr iin·flam·ma·to·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inflammatoryadjective

    characterized or caused by inflammation

    "an inflammatory process"; "an inflammatory response"

  2. incendiary, incitive, inflammatory, instigative, rabble-rousing, seditiousadjective

    arousing to action or rebellion


  1. inflammatoryadjective

    Tending to inflame or provoke somebody.

    Sam posted an inflammatory comment in the talk page.

  2. inflammatoryadjective

    Causing or caused by inflammation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inflammatoryadjective

    tending to inflame, kindle, or irritate

    Etymology: [Cf. F. inflammatoire.]

  2. Inflammatoryadjective

    tending to excite anger, animosity, tumult, or sedition; seditious; as, inflammatory libels, writings, speeches, or publications

    Etymology: [Cf. F. inflammatoire.]

  3. Inflammatoryadjective

    accompanied with, or tending to cause, preternatural heat and excitement of arterial action; as, an inflammatory disease

    Etymology: [Cf. F. inflammatoire.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inflammatory in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inflammatory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of inflammatory in a Sentence

  1. William Eaton:

    Mostly, if you take somebody with a mental disorder -- anxiety, depression, schizophrenia -- and look at their rate of inflammation, it's likely to be higher. There's likely to be inflammatory cytokines involved in that disorder, and we don't understand why.

  2. Jeremy Nicholson:

    All of these are inflammatory conditions.

  3. Lisa Dabney:

    The ones that we have on the market now are very, very safe; they are very different from the ones that came out in the ‘80s, [like] the DalkonShield that did have a high risk of pelvic inflammatory disease, one of the main differences was that it had a braded filament--a piece of string that hangs into the vagina-- and bacteria lived in the crevices in the string, which increased the risk of getting pelvic inflammatory disease, which can lead to scarring and blocked fallopian tubes. This caused a scare and caused companies to pull all IUDs [off the shelves] except for the copper IUD. But today, the string is much smoother so the bacteria can’t cling on as easily.

  4. Greg Bretzking:

    We know there are various versions of what occurred during this event: most inaccurate, some inflammatory, to that end, we want to do what we can to lay out an honest and unfiltered view of what happened and how it happened.

  5. Nancy Pelosi:

    The President's words weigh a ton, and his hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates real danger. President Trump must take down his disrespectful and dangerous video.

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