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Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Inflammation \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.

Source : WordNet®

     n 1: a response of body tissues to injury or irritation;
          characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
          [syn: {redness}, {rubor}]
     2: 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" [syn: {excitement}, {excitation}, {fervor},
     3: arousal to violent emotion [syn: {inflaming}]
     4: the act of setting on fire or catching fire [syn: {ignition},
         {firing}, {lighting}, {kindling}]
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