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From Middle French inflammation, from Latin inflammatio

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inflammation (countable and uncountable, plural inflammations)

  1. The act of inflaming, kindling, or setting on fire.
  2. The state of being inflamed
  3. (medicine) A condition of any part of the body, consisting of 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.
  4. (archaic) Violent excitement
    an inflammation of the mind, of the body politic, or of parties
    Synonyms: passion, animosity, turbulence, heat

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From Latin īnflammātiō.

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inflammation f (plural inflammations)

  1. inflammation

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