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  1. in·flam·ma·tion
    IPA[ˌinfləˈmāSH(ə)n]
  2. noun

    • 1. a localized physical condition in which part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful, especially as a reaction to injury or infection:

      chronic inflammation of the nasal cavities
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: inflammation, plural noun: inflammations

    • noun

      a localized physical condition in which part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful, especially as a reaction to injury or infection:
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