inflammatory Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “inflammatory” in the English Dictionary

"inflammatory" in British English

See all translations

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

See all translations

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…
What is the pronunciation of inflammatory?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“inflammatory” in British English

More meanings of “inflammatory”

Word of the Day

float

a large vehicle with a flat surface that is decorated and used in festivals

Word of the Day

PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
by Colin McIntosh,
February 09, 2016
New words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More