English dictionary

incendiary meaning and definition


Definition of incendiary (noun)

  1. a criminal who illegally sets fire to property
  2. a bomb that is designed to start fires; is most effective against flammable targets (such as fuel)

INCENDIARY adjective

Definition of incendiary (adjective)

  1. involving deliberate burning of property
    • "an incendiary fire"
  2. arousing to action or rebellion
  3. capable of catching fire spontaneously or causing fires or burning readily
    • "an incendiary agent"; "incendiary bombs"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet