- n. 燃烧弹；纵火犯，放火者；煽动者
- adj. 煽动的；放火的，纵火的
- c. 1400 as a noun, "person who sets malicious fires;" mid-15c. as an adjective, "capable of being used to set fires," from Latin incendiarius "causing a fire," from incendium "conflagration," from incendere "set on fire," figuratively, "incite, rouse, enrage," from in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + *candere "to set alight, cause to glow," related to candere "to shine" (see candle). Figurative sense of "enflaming passions" (adj.) is from 1610s. Military use, of bombs, shells, etc., attested from 1871. The obsolete verb incend is attested from c. 1500.
- 1. The soldiers were trained to deal with incendiary attacks.
- 2. Five incendiary devices were found in her house.
- 3. There can be no reasoning with an incendiary bomb.
- 4. Incendiary ammunition had been developed for use against observation balloons in France.
- 5. American Standard seat incendiary tester, test padded seats combustible materials.
- 美国标准室内用品燃烧性测试套具, 测试软垫座椅材料的可燃性.
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