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    inflammation

    inflammation - Dictionary definition and meaning for word inflammation

    Definition
    (noun) a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
    Synonyms : redness , rubor
    Definition
    (noun) the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
    Synonyms : excitation , excitement , fervor , fervour
    Example Sentence
    • his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled
    • he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation
    Definition
    (noun) arousal to violent emotion
    Synonyms : inflaming
    Definition
    (noun) the act of setting something on fire
    Synonyms : firing , ignition , kindling , lighting
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