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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Inflammation


INFLAMMA'TION, noun [Latin inflammatio.]

1. The act of setting on fire or inflaming.

2. The state of being in flame.

3. In medicine and surgery, a redness and swelling of any part of an animal body, attended with heat, pain and febrile symptoms.

4. Violent excitement; heat; animosity; turbulence; as an inflammation of the body politic, or of parties.