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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inflammatory  \In*flam"ma*to*ry\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  inflammatoire.] 
  1.  Tending  to  inflame,  kindle,  or  irritate. 
 
  2.  Tending  to  excite  anger,  animosity,  tumult,  or  sedition; 
  seditious;  as  inflammatory  libels,  writings,  speeches,  or 
  publications.  --Burke. 
 
  3.  (Med.)  Accompanied  with  or  tending  to  cause 
  preternatural  heat  and  excitement  of  arterial  action  as 
  an  inflammatory  disease. 
 
  {Inflammatory  crust}.  (Med.)  Same  as  {Buffy  coat},  under 
  {Buffy}. 
 
  {Inflammatory  fever},  a  variety  of  fever  due  to  inflammation. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inflammatory 
  adj  1:  characterized  or  caused  by  inflammation;  "an  inflammatory 
  process";  "an  inflammatory  response" 
  2:  arousing  to  action  or  rebellion  [syn:  {incendiary},  {incitive}, 
  {instigative},  {rabble-rousing},  {seditious}] 




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