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Pronunciation:  `influ'meyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of setting on fire or catching fire
  2. [n]  arousal to violent emotion
  3. [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"
  4. [n]  

INFLAMMATION is a 12 letter word that starts with I.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.''

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.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: characteristic reaction of tissues to injury or disease marked by four signs: swelling, redness, heat, and pain.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Characteristic reaction to foreign particles and noxious stimuli, resulting in redness, swelling, heat, and pain.
Thesaurus Terms
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