1. [ noun ] (medicine) a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
Synonyms: redness rubor flush
Related terms: symptom laminitis polymyositis bursitis alveolitis balanoposthitis arteritis balanitis blepharitis angiitis adenitis colitis osteomyelitis conjunctivitis catarrh cellulitis cervicitis cheilitis cholangitis cholecystitis chorditis chorditis myelitis colpitis colpocystitis aoritis corditis phlebitis pneumonitis costochondritis enteritis fibrositis gastritis glossitis iridocyclitis iridokeratitis jejunitis jejunoileitis keratitis keratoiritis keratoscleritis vasculitis laryngitis mastitis mastoiditis metritis episcleritis neuritis orchitis osteitis keratoconjunctivitis otitis pancreatitis parotitis peritonitis phalangitis hot_flash tympanitis posthitis diverticulitis proctitis prostatitis rachitis retinitis rhinitis sinusitis salpingitis scleritis sialadenitis splenitis spondylitis stomatitis synovitis tarsitis tendinitis tennis_elbow tonsillitis tracheitis ulitis ureteritis uveitis uvulitis vaginitis valvulitis encephalitis vesiculitis vulvitis shin_splints aortitis dacryocystitis endocervicitis epicondylitis epididymitis epiglottitis carditis esophagitis fibromyositis folliculitis funiculitis hydrarthrosis ileitis iritis appendicitis laryngopharyngitis laryngotracheobronchitis lymphadenitis lymphangitis myositis myometritis oophoritis parametritis radiculitis thyroiditis tracheobronchitis vasovesiculitis vulvovaginitis encephalomyelitis endarteritis alveolitis inflammatory_disease
2. [ noun ] the act of setting on fire or catching fire
Synonyms: firing lighting kindling ignition
Related terms: burning ignite ignite kindle
3. [ noun ] the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
Synonyms: excitement fervour fervor excitation

"his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled" "he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation"

Related terms: emotional_arousal sensation fever_pitch excite stimulate stimulate exciting unexciting
4. [ noun ] arousal to violent emotion
Synonyms: inflaming
Related terms: arousal inflame
Similar spelling:   inflation