Meaning of inflammatory in English:


Pronunciation /ɪnˈflamət(ə)ri/

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  • 1Relating to or causing inflammation of a part of the body.

    ‘inflammatory cells’
    • ‘inflammatory diseases’
    • ‘Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are idiopathic inflammatory disorders of unknown aetiology.’
    • ‘Fistulae may result from localized infection or indicate inflammatory bowel disease.’
    • ‘Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease in which your immune system attacks some of your own cells.’
    • ‘CF is a chronic inflammatory airway disease that is caused by mutations of the CFTR gene.’
    • ‘Records also were reviewed for hospital visits for inflammatory bowel disease.’
    • ‘The nature of asthma as a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways has been well recognized.’
    • ‘The nonneoplastic gastric mucosa showed inflammatory lesions in some patients.’
    • ‘Chronic inflammatory diseases may promote the progression of neoplastic process.’
    • ‘This immune complex can activate various inflammatory processes in the body.’
    • ‘Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes airways to tighten and narrow.’
    • ‘Steroids calm flare-ups of eczema by suppressing the body's inflammatory response.’
    • ‘Certain inflammatory diseases can affect your skin, causing rashes and lesions.’
    • ‘Chronic inflammatory disease is a well recognised risk factor for the development of gastrointestinal malignancy.’
    • ‘Medical research hasn't determined yet what causes inflammatory bowel disease.’
    • ‘Biopsy of the ulcers showed non-specific inflammatory cells with no evidence of malignancy or acid-fast bacilli.’
    • ‘Apoptosis is the process of cell suicide that enables controlled removal of cells without inducing an inflammatory response.’
    • ‘Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease with a diverse clinical presentation.’
    • ‘Specific medicines may aggravate the pain of inflammatory disease of the upper gut.’
    • ‘Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy is important to recognise because it is treatable.’
    • ‘Multiple chronic inflammatory lesions of auricle at sites of previous piercings’
    causing inflammation, causing swelling
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  • 2(especially of speech or writing) arousing or intended to arouse angry or violent feelings.

    ‘inflammatory remarks’
    • ‘Some journalists have attacked the inflammatory speeches of some imams.’
    • ‘He was charged with making inflammatory speeches and inciting people to violence.’
    • ‘We can only speculate as to why Mr Townend chose to deliver his inflammatory speech when he did.’
    • ‘While politicians compete to see who can make the most inflammatory speeches against refugees, the reality is inhuman treatment.’
    • ‘In May 1848 he was prosecuted in Dublin for an inflammatory speech but no verdict was returned.’
    • ‘They had indeed poured oil on fire by their inflammatory speeches.’
    • ‘As my father's hand reaches for the receiver, an inflammatory remark my stepmother says sends him charging back over to her.’
    • ‘Police say that, throughout the attacks, the offenders shouted racist and inflammatory remarks to the man.’
    • ‘She suggested that the councillor should step down as his remarks were clearly inflammatory.’
    • ‘My inflammatory remarks concerning my beloved Bearcats earned me a brief respite from blogging.’
    • ‘His inflammatory public remarks against British policy in Ireland caused W. M. Hughes to castigate him as disloyal.’
    • ‘It should be clear that I intended to be offensive, obnoxious, and inflammatory.’
    • ‘The image here is not particularly inflammatory.’
    • ‘It is intended to appear factual, while slipping inflammatory titbits under the radar of whoever is reading it.’
    • ‘We need to be able to detect and more consciously control our inflammatory responses.’
    • ‘Secondly, the second thing which he did was that some of the speeches he made were quite inflammatory.’
    • ‘Though they are not inflammatory, the news articles do paint a bleak picture.’
    provocative, provoking, inflaming, incendiary, inciting, agitating, agitational, stirring, rousing, instigative, fomenting
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