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Adjective: inflammatory  in'fla-mu,to-ree [N. Amer], in'fla-mu-t(u-)ree [Brit]
  1. Characterized or caused by inflammation
    "an inflammatory process"; "an inflammatory response"
  2. Arousing to action or rebellion
    "By contrast, such people fear charismatic or inflammatory oratory because it seems to by-pass the rational faculties of the audience";
    - incendiary, incitive, instigative, rabble-rousing, seditious
Noun: anti-inflammatory  ,an-tee-in'fla-mu-t(u-)ree
  1. A medicine intended to reduce inflammation
    "The patient does not tolerate the anti-inflammatory drugs we gave him";
    - anti-inflammatory drug

Derived forms: anti-inflammatories

See also: provocative, unhealthy

Type of: medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine

Encyclopedia: Inflammatory