Definition of inflamed adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈfleɪmd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈfleɪmd//
    Excitement, Injuries, Anger
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  1. 1(of a part of the body) red, sore and hot because of infection or injury an inflamed and swollen finger Synonymspainfulsore raw inflamed excruciating burning itchyThese words all describe something that causes you physical pain.painful causing you physical pain. Painful can describe a part of the body, illness, injury, treatment or death:Is your knee still painful? a series of painful injections a slow and painful deathsore (of a part of the body) painful and often red, especially because of infection or because a muscle has been used too much:a sore throat Their feet were sore after hours of walking.raw (of a part of the body) red and painful, for example because of an infection or because the skin has been damaged:The skin on her feet had been rubbed raw.inflamed (of a part of the body) painful, red and hot because of an infection or injury:The wound had become inflamed.excruciating extremely painful. Excruciating can describe feelings, treatments or death but not parts of the body:an excruciating throat/​back/​knee.burning painful and giving a feeling of being very hot:She felt a burning sensation in her throat.itchy giving an uncomfortable feeling on your skin that makes you want to scratch; having this feeling:an itchy rash I feel itchy all over.Patterns sore/​inflamed/​itchy eyes raw/​inflamed/​itchy skin a painful/​an excruciating death a painful/​burning sensation excruciating/​burning pain See related entries: Injuries
  2. 2(of people, feelings, etc.) very angry or excited an inflamed crowd a man inflamed with jealousy See related entries: Excitement, Anger
  3. Extra examples Her joints are severely inflamed. Her finger was swollen and inflamed. The wound had become inflamed. an inflamed Achilles tendon
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