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"inflammatory" in British English

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inflammatoryadjective

uk   /ɪnˈflæm.ə.tər.i/  us   /-tɔːr-/
  • inflammatory adjective (SWELLING)

specialized medical causing or ​related to ​swelling and ​pain in the ​body
(Definition of inflammatory from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inflammatory" in American English

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inflammatoryadjective

 us   /ɪnˈflæm·əˌtɔr·i, -ˌtoʊr·i/
likely to ​excitestrongfeelings, esp. of ​anger: He ​thought his opponent’s ​remarks were ​unfair and inflammatory.
(Definition of inflammatory from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “inflammatory”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使人激愤的, 煽动性的…
in Turkish kışkırtıcı, tahrik edici, kızdırıcı…
in Russian провоцирующий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使人激憤的, 煽動性的…
in Polish prowokacyjny…
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