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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Inflammatoryadjective

    Having the power of inflaming.

    Etymology: from inflame.

    The extremity of pain often creates a coldness in the extremities: such a sensation is very consistent with an inflammatory distemper. John Arbuthnot, on Diet.

    An inflammatory fever hurried him out of this life in three days. Alexander Pope, to Swift.


  1. inflammatory

    Inflammatory refers to something that relates to or causes inflammation, a natural response of the body's immune system against pathogens, damaged cells or other harmful stimuli. It is marked by swelling, redness, warmth, and often pain and loss of function. In a broader context, it can also refer to something that provokes anger, hostility or passionate responses.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inflammatoryadjective

    tending to inflame, kindle, or irritate

  2. Inflammatoryadjective

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

  3. Inflammatoryadjective

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

  4. 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. Robert Eitches:

    Some people believe that inflammatory foods such as milk and wheat increase mucus production, another school of thought that I have seen to work both anecdotally with my patients and with Robert Eitches is eating spicy foods.

  2. Ted Cruz:

    Inflammatory comments about patrolling and securing Muslim neighbors or barring Muslims from entering this country, having an immigration policy based on religion, is counterproductive to our homeland security and national security interests.

  3. Kelsey Jones:

    It could be there because there are all these pathogens, and if you take away the (inflammatory) immune response, the pathogens run riot.

  4. Nancy Pelosi:

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

  5. James Sejvar:

    Of course, the remaining question is 'Why?' why does Zika virus appear to have the strong association with GBS and potential other immune/inflammatory diseases of the nervous system?

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