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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Swelling and pain in part of your body, which is often red and feels hot. The act of setting something on fire; Arousal to violent feelings; The state of being emotionally aroused and worked up;

Usage examples (37)
  • Reducing the inflammation can help to reduce the damage to joints.
  • He tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation
  • That is what you call inflammation as well as infection.
  • • Lyme causes long-term inflammation, and should be considered in for more
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