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Webster 1913 Edition


Inflammatory

In-flam′ma-to-ry

,
Adj.
[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
.
Inflammatory crust
.
(Med.)
Same as
Buffy coat
, under
Buffy
.
Inflammatory fever
,
a variety of fever due to inflammation.

Webster 1828 Edition


Inflammatory

INFLAM'MATORY

,
Adj.
Inflaming; tending to excite heat or inflammation; as medicines of an inflammatory nature.
1.
Accompanied with preternatural heat and excitement of arterial action; as an inflammatory fever or disease.
2.
Tending to excite anger, animosity, tumult or sedition; as inflammatory libels, writings, speeches or publications.

Definition 2023


inflammatory

inflammatory

English

Adjective

inflammatory (comparative more inflammatory, superlative most inflammatory)

  1. Tending to inflame or provoke somebody.
    Sam posted an inflammatory comment to the newsgroup.
  2. Causing or caused by inflammation.
    • 2013 July-August, Stephen P. Lownie, David M. Pelz, Stents to Prevent Stroke”, in American Scientist:
      As we age, the major arteries of our bodies frequently become thickened with plaque, a fatty material with an oatmeal-like consistency that builds up along the inner lining of blood vessels. The reason plaque forms isn’t entirely known, but it seems to be related to high levels of cholesterol inducing an inflammatory response, which can also attract and trap more cellular debris over time.

Translations

Noun

inflammatory (plural inflammatories)

  1. Any material that causes inflammation