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incendiary

adjective  /ɪnˈsen·diˌer·i/ us  

incendiary adjective (FIRE)

[not gradable] designed to cause fires: an incendiary bomb/device fig. Thai food often is incendiary (= spicy hot).

incendiary adjective (CAUSING ANGER)

likely to cause violence or strong feelings of anger: He gave an incendiary speech at last night’s rally.
Translations of “incendiary”
in Spanish incendiario…
in French incendiaire…
in German Feuer-……
in Chinese (Traditional) 火, 能引起燃燒的…
in Russian зажигательный (о бомбе и т. д.)…
in Turkish yangın çıkarıcı, yangın…
in Chinese (Simplified) 火, 能引起燃烧的…
in Polish zapalający, zapalny…
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