Inflammatory meaning

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The definition of inflammatory is something that will cause swelling of a part of the body, something that is related to swelling or speech or writing which is likely to incite anger or violent feelings.

A rash that causes swelling is an example of something that would be described as inflammatory.

An offensive piece of writing published in a local newspaper is an example of something that would be described as inflammatory.

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Arousing passion or strong emotion, especially anger, belligerence, or desire.
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Caused or characterized by inflammation.

Inflammatory arthritis.

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Relating to or involved in inflammation.

Inflammatory cells.

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Rousing or likely to rouse excitement, anger, violence, rioting, etc.

An inflammatory speech.

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(med.) Of, caused by, or characterized by inflammation.
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Arousing passion or strong emotion, especially anger, belligerence, or desire.
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Caused or characterized by inflammation.

Inflammatory arthritis.

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Relating to or involved in inflammation.

Inflammatory cells.

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Tending to inflame or provoke somebody.

Sam posted an inflammatory comment to the newsgroup.

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Causing or caused by inflammation.
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Any material that causes inflammation.
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