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English definition of “inflammation”


noun [C or U]     /ˌɪn.fləˈmeɪ.ʃən/
a red , painful , and often swollen area in or on a part of your body : Aspirin reduces pain and inflammation. an inflammation of the eye / toe / ear Swellings and lumps
(Definition of inflammation noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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