incendiary

incendiary
incendiary [in sen′dē er΄ē; ] also [, in sen′dē ər ē]
adj.
[L incendiarius, setting on fire, an incendiary < incendium, a fire < incendere: see INCENSE1]
1. having to do with the willful destruction of property by fire
2. causing or designed to cause fires, as certain substances, bombs, etc.
3. willfully stirring up strife, riot, rebellion, etc.
n.
pl. incendiaries
1. a person who willfully destroys property by fire
2. a person who willfully stirs up strife, riot, rebellion, etc.
3. an incendiary bomb, substance, etc.
incendiarism [in sen′dē ə riz΄əm]
n.

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