Meaning of “inflammation” in the English Dictionary

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"inflammation" in British English

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inflammationnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌɪn.fləˈmeɪ.ʃən/ us /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

(Definition of “inflammation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)