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  Definition of inflammation
  1. the act of setting on fire or catching fire
  2. arousal to violent emotion
  3. 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. a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
Similar Words: ignition, firing, lighting, kindling, inflaming, excitement, excitation, fervor, fervour, redness, rubor

 

Hyponyms: fever pitch, sensation, adenitis, alveolitis, dry socket, angiitis, aortitis, appendicitis, arteritis, balanitis, balanoposthitis, blepharitis, bursitis, carditis, catarrh, cellulitis, cervicitis, cheilitis, cholangitis, cholecystitis, chorditis, colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, colpitis, colpocystitis, conjunctivitis, pinkeye, corditis, costochondritis, dacryocystitis, diverticulitis, encephalitis, cephalitis, phrenitis, encephalomyelitis, endarteritis, endocervicitis, enteritis, epicondylitis, epididymitis, epiglottitis, episcleritis, esophagitis, oesophagitis, fibrositis, fibromyositis, folliculitis, funiculitis, gastritis, glossitis, hydrarthrosis, ileitis, iridocyclitis, iridokeratitis, iritis, jejunitis, jejunoileitis, keratitis, keratoconjunctivitis, keratoiritis, keratoscleritis, laminitis, founder, laryngitis, laryngopharyngitis, laryngotracheobronchitis, lymphadenitis, lymphangitis, mastitis, mastoiditis, metritis, endometritis, myelitis, myositis, myometritis, neuritis, oophoritis, orchitis, osteitis, otitis, pancreatitis, parametritis, parotitis, peritonitis, peritoneal inflammation, phalangitis, phlebitis, pneumonitis, posthitis, proctitis, prostatitis, rachitis, radiculitis, retinitis, rhinitis, coryza, sinusitis, salpingitis, scleritis, sialadenitis, splenitis, spondylitis, stomatitis, synovitis, tarsitis, tendinitis, tendonitis, thyroiditis, tonsillitis, tracheitis, tracheobronchitis, tympanitis, ulitis, ureteritis, uveitis, uvulitis, vaginitis, valvulitis, vasculitis, vasovesiculitis, vesiculitis, vulvitis, vulvovaginitis, shin splints

 

Attributes: exciting, unexciting

 

Part Meronyms: inflammatory disease

 

Derivational Morphology: kindle, inflame, enkindle, conflagrate, erupt, ignite, catch fire, take fire, combust, light, stir up, wake, heat, fire up, stimulate, excite, stir, shake, shake up

 

 
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