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Adjective: incendiary  in'sen-dee,e-ree or in'sen-d(ee-)u-ree [N. Amer], in'sen-d(ee-)u-ree [Brit]
  1. Involving deliberate burning of property
    "an incendiary fire"
     
  2. Arousing to action or rebellion
    "By contrast, such people fear charismatic or incendiary oratory because it seems to by-pass the rational faculties of the audience";
    - incitive, inflammatory, instigative, rabble-rousing, seditious
     
  3. Capable of catching fire spontaneously or causing fires or burning readily
    "an incendiary agent"; "incendiary bombs"
Noun: incendiary  in'sen-dee,e-ree or in'sen-d(ee-)u-ree [N. Amer], in'sen-d(ee-)u-ree [Brit]
  1. A criminal who illegally sets fire to property
    - arsonist, firebug, fire-raiser [Brit]
     
  2. A bomb that is designed to start fires; is most effective against flammable targets (such as fuel)
    - incendiary bomb, firebomb

Derived forms: incendiaries

See also: combustible, provocative

Type of: bomb, criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw

Encyclopedia: Incendiary