incendiary definition

  • adjective:
    • Causing or with the capacity of causing fire.
    • Of or containing chemical substances that create intensely hot fire whenever exploded: an incendiary bomb.
    • Of or involving arson.
    • maintaining inflame; inflammatory: an incendiary message.
    • with the capacity of, or employed for, or really causing fire.
    • deliberately stirring up strife, riot, rebellion.
    • Inflammatory, emotionally charged.
    • Of or pertaining to incendiarism, or even the destructive burning of valuable residential property
    • looking after stimulate or inflame factions, sedition, or quarrel; inflammatory; seditious.
    • capable of catching fire spontaneously or causing fires or burning easily
    • stimulating to action or rebellion
    • involving deliberate burning of property
  • noun:
    • An arsonist.
    • An incendiary device.
    • one that creates or stirs up factionalism or sedition; an agitator.
    • some thing with the capacity of causing fire, particularly a weapon.
    • Any person whom maliciously establishes fire to a building or other important or any other important property.
    • someone who excites or inflames factions, and encourages quarrels or sedition; an agitator; an exciter.
    • someone who maliciously sets fire to a residence, shop, barn, or any other inflammable home; person who is bad of arson.
    • person who or whatever excites or inflames; somebody who excites antagonism and encourages factious quarrels; a violent agitator.
    • a bomb that's designed to start fires; is most reliable against combustible objectives (including fuel)
    • a criminal who illegally sets fire to property
  • others:
    • Causing or modified to cause burning; used in starting a fire or conflagration; igniting; inflammatory: as, incendiary materials; an incendiary match or bomb. Specifically
    • Pertaining or relating to or consisting in malicious or criminal setting unstoppable or burning: as, an incendiary mania; the incendiary torch; an incendiary fire.
    • looking after excite or inflame passion, sedition, or violence.

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