incendiary ADJECTIVE 1) (of a bomb or other device) designed to cause fires. 2) tending to stir up conflict or controversy.
NOUN (pl. incendiaries) an incendiary device.
DERIVATIVES incendiarism noun.
ORIGIN Latin incendiarius, from incendium 'conflagration' .

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  • incendiarism — (n.) 1670s, figurative; 1837, literal; see INCENDIARY (Cf. incendiary) + ISM (Cf. ism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • incendiarism — noun Date: circa 1710 incendiary action or behavior …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • incendiarism — /in sen dee euh riz euhm/, n. 1. the act or practice of an arsonist; malicious burning. 2. inflammatory behavior; agitation. [1665 75; INCENDIAR(Y) + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • incendiarism — noun a) act or practice of burning property; arson b) inflammatory or provocative action; instigation …   Wiktionary

  • incendiarism — SYN: pyromania. [L. incendiarius, causing a conflagration] …   Medical dictionary

  • incendiarism — in·cen·di·a·rism || ɪn sendɪərɪzm n. act or process of intentionally and maliciously setting fire to property; instigation, incitement …   English contemporary dictionary

  • incendiarism — in·cen·di·a·rism …   English syllables

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