Adjective "escalatory" definition and examples

Definitions

1. to increase in intensity, magnitude, etc.: to escalate a war; a time when prices escalate.

2. to raise, lower, rise, or descend on or as if on an escalator.

More examples(as adjective)

"steps can be escalatory."

"actions can be escalatory."

"provocations can be escalatory."

Origin

(escalate)