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incendiary

1. of or relating to the illegal burning of property, goods, etc.
2. tending to create strife, violence, etc.; inflammatory
3. (of a substance) capable of catching fire, causing fires, or burning readily
4. a person who illegally sets fire to property, goods, etc.; arsonist
5. (esp formerly) a person who stirs up civil strife, violence, etc., for political reasons; agitator
6. an incendiary substance, such as phosphorus

incendiary

[in′sen·dē‚er·ē]
(ordnance)
Ammunition equipped so that an incendiary effect at the target occurs.

incendiary

Any chemical agent designed to cause combustion, used especially as a filling for certain bombs, shells, bullets, or the like. Also short for incendiary bomb or incendiary shell. See also napalm.
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Art Hadacek, who worked on the Ouachita National Forest in Arkansas during the 1950s, recalled how local firefighters sometimes rigged time-delay incendiary devices in the forest, using a slow-burning "rope punk" or a magnifying glass positioned to focus the noon sun upon a pack of matches.
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