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Synonyms for inflammation
ˌɪn fləˈmeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inflammation, redness, rubor(noun)

    a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat

    ignition, excitement, fervour, lighting, excitation, rubor, kindling, fervor, firing, redness, inflaming, red

  2. excitement, excitation, inflammation, fervor, fervour(noun)

    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"

    fervor, firing, fervency, lighting, turmoil, redness, kindling, innervation, excitement, ignition, ardour, excitation, agitation, fervidness, irritation, exhilaration, fire, upheaval, hullabaloo, rubor, inflaming, fervour, ardor

  3. inflammation, inflaming(noun)

    arousal to violent emotion

    ignition, excitement, fervour, lighting, excitation, rubor, kindling, fervor, firing, redness, inflaming

  4. ignition, firing, lighting, kindling, inflammation(noun)

    the act of setting something on fire

    dismissal, fervor, firing, light, liberation, tinder, redness, firing off, dismission, touchwood, sack, ignition, discharge, release, excitement, spunk, sacking, excitation, ignition system, lighting, kindling, rubor, punk, inflaming, fervour, fire

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inflammation(n.)

    burning, conflagration, setting on fire

  2. inflammation(n.)

    (Med.) swelling and redness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. inflammation(n)

    phlogosis, phlegmasia

    Associated words:
    phlogistic, phlogogenous, antiphlogistic, demulcent delitescence

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    ignition, flammability, swelling, inflammatory, flame

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  1. Michael Oshinsky:

    When National Institutes of Health comes to pain, because of that subjective nature of National Institutes of Health, the patient has a lot of control over what they perceive, maybe a bit for inflammation, there's some evidence.

  2. Brigitte Zeitlin:

    When people overeat, it leads to irregularity in blood sugar. It also leads to obesity, which is a contributing factor to heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, inflammation and certain cancers.

  3. Janice Kiecolt-Glaser:

    There have been animal studies that show that stress can lead to leaky gut in mice, and studies with clinical depression that have shown the same, but this shows that chronic marital stress can lead to greater gut leakiness, and that leakiness is very much associated with inflammation.

  4. William Eaton:

    Mostly, if you take somebody with a mental disorder -- anxiety, depression, schizophrenia -- and look at their rate of inflammation, it's likely to be higher. There's likely to be inflammatory cytokines involved in that disorder, and we don't understand why.

  5. Allen Campbell:

    [Tom] doesn’t eat nightshades, because they’re not anti-inflammatory, so no tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, or eggplants. Tomatoes trickle in every now and then, but just maybe once a month. I’m very cautious about tomatoes. They cause inflammation.

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