Definition of inflammation in English:

inflammation

Syllabification: in·flam·ma·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌinfləˈmāSHən
 
/

noun

  • A localized physical condition in which part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful, especially as a reaction to injury or infection: chronic inflammation of the nasal cavities
    More example sentences
    • Local corticosteroids are used to reduce inflammation in patients with chronic tendinopathies.
    • Complications include diarrhoea, pneumonia, ear infection and inflammation of the brain.
    • Hepatitis A is an infection that leads to inflammation of the liver and is caused by the hepatitis A virus.
    Synonyms
    swelling, puffiness; redness; rawness, soreness, tenderness; infection, festering, suppuration, septicity

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin inflammatio(n-), from the verb inflammare (see inflame).

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