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inflammation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inflammation  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inflammation 
  n  1:  a  response  of  body  tissues  to  injury  or  irritation; 
  characterized  by  pain  and  swelling  and  redness  and  heat 
  [syn:  {flush},  {redness}] 
  2:  arousal  to  violent  emotion  [syn:  {inflaming}] 




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