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Webster 1913 Edition


Inflammation

In-flam-ma′tion

(ĭn-flăm-mā′shŭn)
,
Noun.
[L.
inflammatio
: cf. F.
inflammation
. See
Inflame
.]
1.
The act of inflaming, kindling, or setting on fire; also, the state of being inflamed.
“The inflammation of fat.”
Wilkins.
3.
Violent excitement; heat; passion; animosity; turbulence;
as, an
inflammation
of the mind, of the body politic, or of parties
.
Hooker.

Webster 1828 Edition


Inflammation

INFLAMMA'TION

,
Noun.
[L. inflammatio.]
1.
The act of setting on fire or inflaming.
2.
The state of being in flame.
3.
In medicine and surgery, a redness and swelling of any part of an animal body, attended with heat, pain and febrile symptoms.
4.
Violent excitement; heat; animosity; turbulence; as an inflammation of the body politic, or of parties.

Definition 2021


inflammation

inflammation

English

Noun

inflammation (countable and uncountable, plural inflammations)

  1. The act of inflaming, kindling, or setting on fire; also, the state of being inflamed.
  2. (medicine) A condition of any part of the body, consisting of congestion of the blood vessels, with obstruction of the blood current, and growth of morbid tissue. It is manifested outwardly by redness and swelling, attended with heat and pain.
  3. Violent excitement; heat; passion; animosity; turbulence; as an inflammation of the mind, of the body politic, or of parties.

Hyponyms

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Translations


French

Etymology

From Latin īnflammātiō.

Noun

inflammation f (plural inflammations)

  1. inflammation