Incendiary

Definition of Incendiary

In`cen´di`a`ry
n.1.
1.Any person who maliciously sets fire to a building or other valuable or other valuable property.
2.A person who excites or inflames factions, and promotes quarrels or sedition; an agitator; an exciter.
Several cities . . . drove them out as incendiaries.
- Bentley.
a.1.
1.Of or pertaining to incendiarism, or the malicious burning of valuable property; as, incendiary material; as incendiary crime.
2.Tending to excite or inflame factions, sedition, or quarrel; inflammatory; seditious.
Incendiary device
a device designed to set a structure on fire; a firebomb.
Incendiary shell
a bombshell. See Carcass, 4.

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