Definition of inflammation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɪnfləˈmeɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnfləˈmeɪʃn//
[uncountable, countable] Injuries
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a condition in which a part of the body becomes red, sore and swollen because of infection or injury inflammation of the ear a cream to reduce the inflammation See related entries: Injuries Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin inflammatio(n-), from the verb inflammare, from in- ‘into’ + flamma ‘flame’.Extra examples Steroids often help reduce the inflammation and itching in the skin. inflammation of the stomach I used a cream to reduce the inflammation. The doctor’s notes recorded inflammation of the ear.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: inflammation