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Dictionary definition for: Inflammation

1. (n) a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat

2. (n) 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"

3. (n) arousal to violent emotion

4. (n) the act of setting on fire or catching fire

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