Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun inflammation

4 senses of inflammation

Sense 1
inflammation, redness, rubor -- (a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat)
       => symptom -- ((medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease)

Sense 2
excitement, excitation, inflammation, fervor, fervour -- (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")
       => emotional arousal -- (the arousal of strong emotions and emotional behavior)

Sense 3
inflammation, inflaming -- (arousal to violent emotion)
       => arousal, rousing -- (the act of arousing; "the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions")

Sense 4
ignition, firing, lighting, kindling, inflammation -- (the act of setting something on fire)
       => burning, combustion -- (the act of burning something; "the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance")

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