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incendiary

adjective uk   /ɪnˈsen.di.ər.i/ us    /-er.i/

incendiary adjective (FIRE)

[before noun] designed to cause fires: an incendiary bomb/deviceStarting fires

incendiary adjective (CAUSING ANGER)

likely to cause violence or strong feelings of anger: incendiary remarksAnnoying
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