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in·cen·di·ar·y

 (ĭn-sĕn′dē-ĕr′ē)
adj.
1.
a. Causing or designed to cause fires: an incendiary device.
b. Of or containing chemicals that produce intensely hot fire when exploded: an incendiary bomb.
c. Intentionally started or set: an incendiary fire.
2. Tending to arouse strong emotion or conflict; inflammatory: an incendiary speech.
3. Causing a strong burning sensation in the mouth; very hot: incendiary wasabi.
n. pl. in·cen·di·ar·ies
1. An incendiary bomb, bullet, or device.
2. A person who intentionally starts a fire with the purpose of causing damage or injury.
3. One who creates or stirs up conflict; an agitator.

[Middle English, from Latin incendiārius, from incendium, fire, from incendere, to set on fire; see incense1.]

in·cen′di·a·rism (-ə-rĭz′əm) n.

incendiary

(ɪnˈsɛndɪərɪ)
adj
1. (Law) of or relating to the illegal burning of property, goods, etc
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) tending to create strife, violence, etc; inflammatory
3. (Chemistry) (of a substance) capable of catching fire, causing fires, or burning readily
n, pl -aries
4. (Law) a person who illegally sets fire to property, goods, etc; arsonist
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (esp formerly) a person who stirs up civil strife, violence, etc, for political reasons; agitator
6. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) Also called: incendiary bomb a bomb that is designed to start fires
7. (Chemistry) an incendiary substance, such as phosphorus
[C17: from Latin incendiārius setting alight, from incendium fire, from incendere to kindle]

in•cen•di•ar•y

(ɪnˈsɛn diˌɛr i)

adj., n., pl. -ar•ies. adj.
1. used or adapted for setting property on fire: incendiary bombs.
2. of or pertaining to the criminal setting on fire of property.
3. tending to arouse strife, sedition, etc.; inflammatory: incendiary speeches.
n.
4. a person who deliberately sets fire to property.
5. a device containing napalm, thermite, or the like, that burns with an intense heat.
6. a person who stirs up strife.
[1600–10; < Latin incendi(um) a fire]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incendiary - a criminal who illegally sets fire to propertyincendiary - a criminal who illegally sets fire to property
barnburner - someone who burns down a barn
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
2.incendiary - a bomb that is designed to start firesincendiary - a bomb that is designed to start fires; is most effective against flammable targets (such as fuel)
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
Adj.1.incendiary - involving deliberate burning of property; "an incendiary fire"
2.incendiary - arousing to action or rebellion
provocative - serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy; "a provocative remark"; "a provocative smile"; "provocative Irish tunes which...compel the hearers to dance"- Anthony Trollope
3.incendiary - capable of catching fire spontaneously or causing fires or burning readily; "an incendiary agent"; "incendiary bombs"
combustible - capable of igniting and burning

incendiary

adjective inflammatory, provocative, subversive, seditious, rabble-rousing, dissentious making incendiary remarks
Translations
حارِق مُتَعَمَّدحارِق، مُشْعِلقُنْبُلَه مُحْرِقَه
zápalnýžhářžhářskýbuřičský-ka
brand-brandbombebrandstifter
lietsovapalopommisytyketulenarka
gyújtóbombagyújtogató
brennuvarguríkveikju-íkveikjusprengja
padegamasispadegamoji bombapadegėjas
aizdedzinošsdegbumbaļaunprātīgs dedzinātājs
bombaprowokacyjnywichrzycielskizapalającazapalający
podpaľačzápalná bombazápalný
kundakçıyangın bombasıyangın çıkaran

incendiary

[ɪnˈsendɪərɪ]
A. ADJ [bomb, device, speech] → incendiario
B. N
1. (= bomb) → bomba f incendiaria
2. (= arsonist) → incendiario/a m/f, pirómano/a m/f

incendiary

[ɪnˈsɛndiəri]
adj [bomb] → incendiaire
n (= bomb) → bombe f incendiaireincendiary device ndispositif m incendiaire

incendiary

adj
(lit)Brand-; incendiary attackBrandanschlag m; incendiary bombBrandbombe f
(fig) speechaufwiegelnd, aufhetzend
n
(= bomb)Brandbombe f
(= person) (lit)Brandstifter(in) m(f); (fig)Aufrührer(in) m(f), → Unruhestifter(in) m(f)

incendiary

[ɪnˈsɛndɪərɪ]
1. adjincendiario/a
2. n (bomb) → ordigno incendiario

incendiary

(inˈsendiəri) adjective
used for setting (a building etc) on fire. an incendiary bomb.
nounplural inˈcendiaries
1. a person who sets fire to buildings etc unlawfully.
2. an incendiary bomb.
References in classic literature ?
Or are they the inflammatory ravings of incendiaries or distempered enthusiasts?
San Francisco was no longer the legendary city of 1849--a city of banditti, assassins, and incendiaries, who had flocked hither in crowds in pursuit of plunder; a paradise of outlaws, where they gambled with gold-dust, a revolver in one hand and a bowie-knife in the other: it was now a great commercial emporium.
All I saw clearly was that the Lady Jermyn and some hundred souls had perished by the foulest of foul play; that, besides Eva and myself, only the incendiaries had escaped; that somehow these wretches had made a second escape from the gig, leaving dead men and word of their own death behind them in the boat.
It is certain, that if Ravaillac had not assassinated Henri IV., there would have been no documents in the trial of Ravaillac deposited in the clerk's office of the Palais de Justice, no accomplices interested in causing the said documents to disappear; hence, no incendiaries obliged, for lack of better means, to burn the clerk's office in order to burn the documents, and to burn the Palais de Justice in order to burn the clerk's office; consequently, in short, no conflagration in 1618.
In the first raid 235 bombers dropped 280 tonnes of explosives and 40,000 incendiaries, concentrated on the city centre.
Instead, in The Incendiaries, Kwon vividly explores a subject that's rarely raised in mainstream novels about life on campus these days: that is, the allure of a belief in God--or at least the things that a belief in God provides." MAUREEN CORRIGAN
Included are such pivotal episodes as: Omaha Beach on D-Day; the skilled performance of an armored flamethrower battalion in the Pacific; as well as the history of incendiaries from ancient times to World War II and through Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm.
High-explosive bombs whistled down, x followed by incendiaries.
While overlooking key concepts from arms race literature, he still explains concisely that liquid and gel incendiaries have an "ancient provenance" (p.
Fire and incendiaries are not only destructive to lives and property, they are psychological weapons as well.
A couple of passers-by - two young sailor lads - and I managed to scramble over the iron railings (not yet taken for the war effort) and extinguish incendiaries by frantically shovelling earth, me with a seaside wooden spade, in case the fires would guide German bombers to the surrounding residential area.