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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·flam·ma·tion /ˌɪnfləˈmeʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 in·flam·ma·tion /ˌɪnfləˈmeʃən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·flam·ma·tion n.
 1. The act of inflaming, kindling, or setting on fire; also, the state of being inflamed. “The inflammation of fat.”
 2. Med. A morbid condition of any part of the body, consisting in congestion of the blood vessels, with obstruction of the blood current, and growth of morbid tissue. It is manifested outwardly by redness and swelling, attended with tenderness, heat and pain.  It may be caused by exposure to any number of injurious agents.
 3. Violent excitement; heat; passion; animosity; turbulence; as, an inflammation of the mind, of the body politic, or of parties.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a response of body tissues to injury or irritation;
           characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
           [syn: redness, rubor]
      2: 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" [syn: excitement, excitation, fervor,
      3: arousal to violent emotion [syn: inflaming]
      4: the act of setting on fire or catching fire [syn: ignition,
          firing, lighting, kindling]