[ UK /ɪnflæmˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
[ US /ˌɪnfɫəˈmeɪʃən/ ]
  1. arousal to violent emotion
  2. a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
  3. the act of setting something on fire
  4. the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
    he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation
    his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled
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How To Use inflammation In A Sentence

  • Of course the appendix has always been subject to inflammation, just as it is now, but in former years the disease we call appendicitis bore various names, depending upon the diagnostic skill of the attending physician. Appendicitis
  • More severe inflammation of the mucosa is readily evident as erythema, intramucosal hemorrhage, exudate, or ulceration.
  • Cigarette smoking causes lung inflammation, which can lead to oxidative stress, emphysema, small airway fibrosis, mucus hypersecretion and progressive airflow limitation. - latest science and technology news stories
  • Sublingual gland, inflammation of, 548 ranula of, 549 surgical anatomy of, 543 tumours of, 552 Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition.
  • Acari in the eye have been incidentally alluded to under inflammation of the lids. Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
  • Autopsies on deceased people with autism also show chronic neuro-inflammation and activation of the same brain cells, known as glial cells. David Kirby: Dr. Bernadine Healy: Don't Dismiss Vaccine Link
  • They may also administer intravenous antihistamines and cortisone to reduce inflammation of your air passages and improve your breathing.
  • Local inflammation, as we have seen, can trigger a cascade of chemical signals that result in the symptoms of sickness behaviour. PLACEBO: The Belief Effect
  • Michael Plouffe , 31, of Old Lyme, Conn., had been trying for four years to get a claim approved based on sclerosing mesenteritis, a disease that causes inflammation of the small intestine. Two Lawyers Strike Gold In U.S. Disability System
  • Keratitis is inflammation of which part of the eye? Times, Sunday Times
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