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English definition of “incendiary”

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.
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