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Definition of incendiary adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    incendiary

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈsendiəri//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsendieri//
     
    [only before noun]
     
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  1. 1designed to cause fires an incendiary device/bomb/attack
  2. 2(formal) causing strong feelings or violence synonym inflammatory incendiary remarks
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin incendiarius, from incendium ‘conflagration’, from incendere ‘set fire to’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: incendiary

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