2. excitability, excitableness, nervousness; testiness, edginess, shortness, irascibleness, cantankerousness, hot-headedness; tempestuousness, vehemence, wrathfulness; spiritedness, passionateness, fieriness, fervidness, ferventness; impetuousness, impulsiveness, precipitateness, impatience, hastiness.
inflammable, adj. 1. combustible, flammable, ig-nitable or ignitible, burnable, deflagrable, Rare, accend-ible.
2. excitable, nervous, high-strung, inflammatory, frantic, furious, frenzied; testy, edgy, short, irascible, irritable, choleric, cantankerous, temperamental, short-tempered, short-fused, hot-headed; tempestuous, vehement, wrathful; spirited, passionate, fiery, fervid, fervent; impetuous, impulsive, precipitate, precipita-tive, impatient, hasty.
inflammation, n. 1. firing, igniting, kindling, torching, lighting, burning, burning up or down, setting aflame or alight or on fire, setting fire to, putting to the torch; combustion, ignition, deflagration, Rare. accension.
2. inciting, incitement, incitation, instigating, instigation, provoking, provocation, actuating, actuation, poking, prodding, pricking, goading, prompting, spurring; fomenting, fomentation, agitating, agitation, suscitating, suscitation, exciting, excitation, impassioning, intensifying, arousing, arousal, rousing, maddening, stirring up, working up, winding up, whipping up, lashing into a fury, Inf. psyching up, heating up, firing up, inflaming, enflaming, enkindling, kindling, touching off, igniting the spark, stirring the embers, fanning the fire, adding fuel to the flame or fire.
3. fire, blaze, heat, flame, bonfire, Brit. Dial, ingle; conflagration, holocaust, Obs. flagration, wildfire, forest fire, ring or sea of fire, wall or sheet of flames.
4. anger, ire, animosity, irritation, exacerbation, vexation, Inf. dander; wrath, rage, violence, hot blood; explosion, outburst, ebullition, paroxysm, tantrum, fit; pet, fume, tiff; turbulence, ferment, storm, Archaic. pucker, fire and fury, vials of wrath; virulence, acerbity, choler, bile, gall, bad blood.
5. All Pathology, redness, rash, efflorescence, eruption, disturbed function, suppuration, hyperemia, erysipelas, phlogosis, exanthema; fever, heat, calenture; swelling, pain, tenderness.
inflammatory, adj. 1. passionate, spirited, fiery, fervent, fervid; incendiary, enflaming, inflaming, flaming, burning, scorching, red-hot; ebullient, explosive, volcanic; wrathful, tempestuous, vehement, violent, raging, frantic, frenzied; inciting, incitive, instigating, instigative, actuating, provoking, provocative, fomenting, rabble-rousing, demagogic, riotous; rebellious, revolutionary, insurgent, mutinous, dissentious, seditious, restive, recalcitrant, refractory; lawless, anarchic.
2. excitable, nervous, high-strung, testy, edgy, short, temperamental, short-tempered, short-fused, hotheaded; irascible, irritable, cantankerous, virulent, acerb, choleric.
inflate, v. 1. dilate, distend, overdistend, Obs. suf-flate, aerate; swell, bloat, puff out, blow up, pump up, tumefy; expand, overexpand, stretch, stretch out, outstretch; spread, spread out, outspread; grow, wax, fill out, fatten.
2. increase, enlarge, make larger, make bigger, make greater, Chiefly Literary, greaten; widen, thicken, broaden; extend, overextend, lengthen, prolong, pro-