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Noun: inflammation  ,in-flu'mey-shun
  1. A response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
    - redness, rubor [rare]
  2. The state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
    "he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation";
    - excitement, excitation, fervor [US], fervour [Brit, Cdn]
  3. Arousal to violent emotion
    - inflaming
  4. The act of setting something on fire
    - ignition, firing, lighting, kindling

Derived forms: inflammations

See also: exciting, unexciting

Type of: arousal, burning, combustion, emotional arousal, rousing, symptom

Part of: inflammatory disease

Encyclopedia: Inflammation