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infuriate

Syllabification: in·fu·ri·ate
Pronunciation: /inˈfyo͞orēˌāt
 
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Definition of infuriate in English:

verb

[with object]
Make (someone) extremely angry and impatient: her silences infuriated him
More example sentences
  • And on the days when I say something that angers and infuriates you, tell me!
  • He annoys me and infuriates me but he also kind of intrigues me.
  • The article that Dan talks about here just infuriates me.
Synonyms
enrage, incense, anger, inflame;
informal make someone see red, get someone's back up, make someone's blood boil, needle, ride, tick off, tee off, piss off, PO, wind up, get to, bug
informal aggravating, pesky, infernal

Origin

mid 17th century: from medieval Latin infuriat- 'made angry', from the verb infuriare, from in- 'into' + Latin furia 'fury'.

Words that rhyme with infuriate

luxuriate

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