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Definitions and Synonyms of inflammation | Another word for inflammation | What is inflammation?

Definition 1: arousal to violent emotion - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for inflammation in the sense of this definition

(inflammation is a kind of ...) the act of arousing

"the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions"

Definition 2: the act of setting something on fire - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for inflammation in the sense of this definition

(inflammation is a kind of ...) the act of burning something

"the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"

Definition 3: a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for inflammation in the sense of this definition

(inflammation is a kind of ...) (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of a gland or lymph node

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs caused by inhaling dust; with repeated exposure the condition may become chronic

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation in the socket of a tooth; sometimes occurs after a tooth is extracted and a blood clot fails to form

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of a blood vessel or lymph duct

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the aorta

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the vermiform appendix

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of an artery

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the head of the penis

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of both the head of the penis and the foreskin

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the eyelids characterized by redness and swelling and dried crusts

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of a bursa; frequently in the shoulder

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the heart

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the nose and throat with increased production of mucus

(... is a kind of inflammation ) an inflammation of body tissue (especially that below the skin) characterized by fever and swelling and redness and pain

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the uterine cervix

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation and cracking of the skin of the lips

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the bile ducts

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the gall bladder

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the vocal cords

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the spermatic cord

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the colon

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the vagina

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the vagina and bladder

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the spermatic cord

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation at the junction of a rib and its cartilage

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the lacrimal sac causing obstruction of the tube draining tears into the nose

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of a diverticulum in the digestive tract (especially the colon); characterized by painful abdominal cramping and fever and constipation

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever (`phrenitis' is no longer in scientific use)

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the brain and spinal cord

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the inner lining of an artery

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the mucous lining of the uterine cervix

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the intestine (especially the small intestine); usually characterized by diarrhea

(... is a kind of inflammation ) painful inflammation of the muscles and soft tissues around an epicondyle

(... is a kind of inflammation ) painful inflammation of the epididymis

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the epiglottis; characterized by fever and a severe sore throat and difficulty in swallowing

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the sclera of the eye

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the esophagus; often caused by gastroesophageal reflux

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of white fibrous tissues (especially muscle sheaths)

(... is a kind of inflammation ) local inflammation of muscle and connective tissue

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of a hair follicle

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of a funiculus (especially an inflammation of the spermatic cord)

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the lining of the stomach; nausea and loss of appetite and discomfort after eating

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the tongue

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation and swelling of a movable joint because of excess synovial fluid

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the ileum

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the iris and ciliary body of the eye

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the iris and cornea of the eye

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the iris

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the jejunum of the small intestine

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the jejunum and the ileum of the small intestine

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the cornea causing watery painful eyes and blurred vision

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the cornea and the iris of the eye

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the cornea and sclera of the eye

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the mucous membrane of the larynx; characterized by hoarseness or loss of voice and coughing

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the larynx and pharynx

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the larynx and trachea and bronchial passageways

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of lymph nodes

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of a lymph vessel

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of a breast (or udder)

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the mastoid

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the lining of the uterus (of the endometrium)

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the spinal cord

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of muscle tissue

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the myometrium

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of a nerve accompanied by pain and sometimes loss of function

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of one or both ovaries

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of one or both testes; characterized by pain and swelling

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of a bone as a consequence of infection or trauma or degeneration

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the ear

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the ovaries

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the pancreas; usually marked by abdominal pain

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of connective tissue adjacent to the uterus

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of one or both parotid glands

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the peritoneum

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of a finger or toe

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of a vein (usually in the legs)

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the lungs; caused by a virus or an allergic reaction

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the foreskin of the penis; usually caused by bacterial infection

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the rectum; marked by bloody stools and a frequent urge to defecate; frequently associated with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the prostate gland characterized by perineal pain and irregular urination and (if severe) chills and fever

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the vertebral column

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the radicle of a nerve

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the retina

(... is a kind of inflammation ) an inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the nose (usually associated with nasal discharge)

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of one of the paranasal sinuses

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of a Fallopian tube (usually the result of infection spreading from the vagina or uterus) or of a Eustachian tube

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the sclera

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the salivary glands

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the spleen

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of a spinal joint; characterized by pain and stiffness

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the synovial membrane that lines a synovial joint; results in pain and swelling

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the eyelid

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of a tendon

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the thyroid gland

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the tonsils (especially the palatine tonsils)

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the trachea

(... is a kind of inflammation ) common respiratory infection characterized by inflammation of the trachea and the bronchi

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the inner ear

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the gums

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the ureter

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the uvea of the eye

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the uvula

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the vagina (usually associated with candidiasis)

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of a valve (especially of a cardiac valve as a consequence of rheumatic fever)

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of a blood vessel

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the vas deferens and seminal vesicles; usually occurring with prostatitis

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of a seminal vesicle (usually in conjunction with prostatitis)

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the vulva

(... is a kind of inflammation ) inflammation of the vulva and the vagina

(... is a kind of inflammation ) painful inflammation of the muscles around the shins; frequent among runners

(... is part of inflammation) a disease characterized by inflammation

Definition 4: the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up - [noun denoting state]

Samples where inflammation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for inflammation in the sense of this definition

(inflammation is a kind of ...) the arousal of strong emotions and emotional behavior

(... is a kind of inflammation ) a state of extreme excitement

"the crowd was at fever pitch"

(... is a kind of inflammation ) a state of widespread public excitement and interest

"the news caused a sensation"

(... are attributes of inflammation) creating or arousing excitement

"an exciting account of her trip"

(... are attributes of inflammation) not exciting

"an unexciting novel" "lived an unexciting life"

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