Noun inflammation has 4 senses
  1. inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
    --1 is a kind of symptom
    --1 is a part of inflammatory disease
    --1 has particulars:
     adenitis; alveolitis; alveolitis, dry socket; angiitis; aortitis; appendicitis; arteritis; balanitis; balanoposthitis; blepharitis; bursitis; carditis; catarrh; cellulitis; cervicitis; cheilitis; cholangitis; cholecystitis; chorditis; chorditis; colitis, inflammatory bowel disease; colpitis; colpocystitis; conjunctivitis, pinkeye; corditis; costochondritis; dacryocystitis; diverticulitis; encephalitis, cephalitis, phrenitis; encephalomyelitis; endarteritis; endocervicitis; enteritis; epicondylitis; epididymitis; epiglottitis; episcleritis; esophagitis, oesophagitis; fibrositis; fibromyositis; folliculitis; funiculitis; gastritis; glossitis; hydrarthrosis; ileitis; iridocyclitis; iridokeratitis; iritis; jejunitis; jejunoileitis; keratitis; keratoconjunctivitis; keratoiritis; keratoscleritis; laminitis, founder; laryngitis; laryngopharyngitis; laryngotracheobronchitis; lymphadenitis; lymphangitis; mastitis; mastoiditis; metritis, endometritis; myelitis; myositis; myometritis; neuritis; oophoritis; orchitis; osteitis; otitis; pancreatitis; parametritis; parotitis; peritonitis, peritoneal inflammation; phalangitis; phlebitis; pneumonitis; posthitis; proctitis; prostatitis; rachitis; radiculitis; retinitis; rhinitis, coryza; sinusitis; salpingitis; scleritis; sialadenitis; splenitis; spondylitis; stomatitis; synovitis; tarsitis; tendinitis, tendonitis; thyroiditis; tonsillitis; tracheitis; tracheobronchitis; tympanitis; ulitis; ureteritis; uveitis; uvulitis; vaginitis; valvulitis; vasculitis; vasovesiculitis; vesiculitis; vulvitis; vulvovaginitis; shin splints
    Derived forms: verb inflame1, verb inflame5
  2. excitement, excitation, inflammation, fervor, fervour - 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"
    --2 is a kind of emotional arousal
    --2 has particulars: fever pitch; sensation
  3. inflammation, inflaming - arousal to violent emotion
    --3 is a kind of arousal, rousing
    Derived form: verb inflame4
  4. ignition, firing, lighting, kindling, inflammation - the act of setting on fire or catching fire
    --4 is a kind of burning, combustion
    Derived forms: verb inflame2, verb inflame3