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Meaning of incendiary

in•cen•di•ar•y

Pronunciation: (in-sen'dē-er"ē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -ar•ies.
—adj.
  1. used or adapted for setting property on fire: incendiary bombs.
  2. of or pertaining to the criminal setting on fire of property.
  3. tending to arouse strife, sedition, etc.; inflammatory: incendiary speeches.
  4. tending to inflame the senses: an incendiary extravaganza of music and dance.
—n.
  1. a person who deliberately sets fire to buildings or other property, as an arsonist.
  2. a shell, bomb, or grenade containing napalm, thermite, or some other substance that burns with an intense heat.
  3. a person who stirs up strife, sedition, etc.; an agitator.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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