excitation vs inflammation what difference

what is difference between excitation and inflammation

English

Etymology

From Old French excitation, from Latin excitatio.
Morphologically excite +‎ -ation

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌɛksaɪˈteɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

excitation (countable and uncountable, plural excitations)

  1. The act of exciting or putting in motion; the act of rousing up or awakening.
  2. The act of producing excitement (stimulation); also, the excitement produced.
  3. (physiology) The activity produced in an organ, tissue, or part, such as a nerve cell, as a result of stimulation
  4. (physics) A transition of a nucleus, atom or molecule to an excited state by the absorption of a quantum of energy; the opposite of relaxation

Derived terms

  • excitation energy
  • excitation function

Translations

Anagrams

  • intoxicate

French

Pronunciation

Noun

excitation f (plural excitations)

  1. excitement

Further reading

  • “excitation” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


English

Etymology

From Middle French inflammation, from Latin īnflammātiō, īnflammātiōnem.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪnfləˈmeɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

inflammation (countable and uncountable, plural inflammations)

  1. The act of inflaming, kindling, or setting on fire.
  2. The state of being inflamed
  3. (pathology) A condition of any part of the body, consisting of 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 heat and pain.
  4. (archaic) Violent excitement
    an inflammation of the mind, of the body politic, or of parties
    Synonyms: passion, animosity, turbulence, heat

Hyponyms

  • See also Thesaurus:inflammation

Derived terms

Translations


French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin īnflammātiō, īnflammātiōnem.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.fla.ma.sjɔ̃/
  • Homophone: inflammations

Noun

inflammation f (plural inflammations)

  1. inflammation

References

  • “inflammation” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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