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 us   /ɪnˈsen·diˌer·i/
  • incendiary adjective (FIRE)

[not gradable] designed to ​causefires: an incendiary ​bomb/​device fig. Thai ​food often is incendiary (= ​spicyhot).
  • incendiary adjective (CAUSING ANGER)

likely to ​causeviolence or ​strongfeelings of ​anger: He gave an incendiary ​speech at last night’s ​rally.
(Definition of incendiary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “incendiary”
in Spanish incendiario…
in Vietnamese gây cháy…
in Malaysian pembakaran…
in Thai เกี่ยวกับการวางเพลิง…
in French incendiaire…
in German Feuer-……
in Chinese (Simplified) 火, 能引起燃烧的…
in Turkish yangın çıkarıcı, yangın…
in Russian зажигательный (о бомбе и т. д.)…
in Indonesian pembakaran…
in Chinese (Traditional) 火, 能引起燃燒的…
in Polish zapalający, zapalny…
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