Etymology
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inflammation (n.)

early 15c., in pathology, "excessive redness or swelling in a body part," from Old French inflammation (14c.) and directly from Latin inflammationem (nominative inflammatio) "a kindling, a setting on fire," noun of action from past participle stem of inflammare "to set on fire" (see inflame). Literal sense "act of setting on fire" in English is from 1560s.

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Definitions of inflammation

inflammation (n.)
a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat;
Synonyms: redness / rubor
inflammation (n.)
the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up;
he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation
inflammation (n.)
arousal to violent emotion;
Synonyms: inflaming
inflammation (n.)
the act of setting something on fire;
Synonyms: ignition / firing / lighting / kindling
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