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Definition 1: a bomb that is designed to start fires; is most effective against flammable targets (such as fuel) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for incendiary in the sense of this definition

(incendiary is a kind of ...) an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions

Definition 2: a criminal who illegally sets fire to property - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for incendiary in the sense of this definition

(incendiary is a kind of ...) someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

(... is a kind of incendiary ) someone who burns down a barn

Definition 3: involving deliberate burning of property - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where incendiary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an incendiary fire

Definition 4: capable of catching fire spontaneously or causing fires or burning readily - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where incendiary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an incendiary agent
  • incendiary bombs

(incendiary is similar to ...) capable of igniting and burning

Definition 5: arousing to action or rebellion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for incendiary in the sense of this definition

(incendiary is similar to ...) serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy

"a provocative remark" "a provocative smile" "provocative Irish tunes which...compel the hearers to dance"

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