Definitions for: Inflammation


[n] the act of setting on fire or catching fire
[n] arousal to violent emotion
[n] the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up; "his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled"; "he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation"
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Webster (1913) Definition: In*flam*ma"tion, n. [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.

2. (Med.) A morbid condition of any part of the body,
consisting in 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. --Hooker.

Synonyms: excitation, excitement, fervor, fervour, firing, ignition, inflaming, kindling, lighting, redness, rubor

See Also: adenitis, alveolitis, angiitis, aortitis, appendicitis, arousal, arteritis, balanitis, balanoposthitis, blepharitis, burning, bursitis, carditis, catarrh, cellulitis, cephalitis, cervicitis, cheilitis, cholangitis, cholecystitis, chorditis, colitis, colpitis, colpocystitis, combustion, conjunctivitis, corditis, costochondritis, dacryocystitis, diverticulitis, dry socket, emotional arousal, encephalitis, endocervicitis, enteritis, epicondylitis, epididymitis, epiglottitis, episcleritis, esophagitis, fibromyositis, fibrositis, folliculitis, funiculitis, gastritis, glossitis, hydrarthrosis, ileitis, inflammatory bowel disease, inflammatory disease, iridocyclitis, iridokeratitis, iritis, jejunitis, jejunoileitis, keratitis, keratoconjunctivitis, keratoiritis, oesophagitis, phrenitis, pinkeye, rousing, sensation, symptom

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