Associations to the word «Inflammation»

Wiktionary

INFLAMMATION, noun. The act of inflaming, kindling, or setting on fire; also, the state of being inflamed.
INFLAMMATION, noun. (symptom) A condition of any part of the body, consisting of 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.
INFLAMMATION, noun. Violent excitement; heat; passion; animosity; turbulence; as an inflammation of the mind, of the body politic, or of parties.

Dictionary definition

INFLAMMATION, noun. A response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat.
INFLAMMATION, noun. 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".
INFLAMMATION, noun. Arousal to violent emotion.
INFLAMMATION, noun. The act of setting something on fire.

Wise words

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Charles de Gaulle