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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heartburn  \Heart"burn`\,  n.  (Med.) 
  An  uneasy,  burning  sensation  in  the  stomach,  often  attended 
  with  an  inclination  to  vomit.  It  is  sometimes  idiopathic,  but 
  is  often  a  symptom  of  often  complaints. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  heartburn 
  n  :  a  painful  burning  sensation  in  the  chest  caused  by  acidic 
  backflow  from  the  stomach  irritating  the  esophagus; 
  symptomatic  of  an  ulcer  or  other  disorder  [syn:  {pyrosis}] 




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