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1. Arousing passion or strong emotion, especially anger, belligerence, or desire.
2. Caused or characterized by inflammation: inflammatory arthritis.
3. Relating to or involved in inflammation: inflammatory cells.
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1. (Pathology) characterized by or caused by inflammation
2. tending to arouse violence, strong emotion, etc
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in•flam•ma•to•ry(ɪnˈflæm əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)
1. tending to arouse anger, hostility, passion, etc.: inflammatory speeches.
2. of or caused by inflammation.
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|Adj.||1.||inflammatory - characterized or caused by inflammation; "an inflammatory process"; "an inflammatory response"|
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"
|2.||inflammatory - 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
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adjective provocative, incendiary, explosive, fiery, inflaming, insurgent, anarchic, rabid, riotous, intemperate, seditious, rabble-rousing, demagogic, like a red rag to a bull, instigative His remarks were irresponsible and inflammatory.
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(MEDICINE) [disease, condition] → inflammatoire
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inflammatory[ɪnˈflæmət/ərɪ] adj (speech) → incendiario/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a. inflamatorio-a, rel. a la inflamación;
___ bowel disease → enfermedad ___ de los intestinos.
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