inflammation

[ in-fluh-mey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF inflammation

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He was dying of inflammation of the liver, contracted in Senegal.

Well, there'd be some credit in being jolly, with a inflammation of the lungs.'

A week later he died, carried off by inflammation of the lungs.

Dimness of sight, arising from weakness or inflammation, is best relieved by frequent washing of the eyes with cold water.

In chronic diseases, especially those of the lungs, where there is no inflammation, a change of air is much to be recommended.

But inflammation was beginning, and the slightest jar gave him agony.

The pain of inflammation in any degree and of any kind is aggravated by them.

In pneumonia or inflammation of the lung-substance the process is different.

But every degree of inflammation has its particular product.

Is the inflammation subsiding, and are our pains diminished?

WORD ORIGIN

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

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INFLAMMATION

aggravation

nounworsening of a situation,
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