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.