firing vs inflammation what difference

what is difference between firing and inflammation

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfaɪɹɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪəɹɪŋ

Noun

firing (countable and uncountable, plural firings)

  1. (ceramics) The process of applying heat or fire, especially to clay etc to produce pottery.
    After the pots have been glazed, they go back into the kiln for a second firing.
  2. The fuel for a fire.
    • c. 1611,, William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act 2, Scene 2,[1]
      No more dams I’ll make for fish;
      Nor fetch in firing
      At requiring []
    • 1933, George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London, New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1961, Chapter 25, p. 133,[2]
      Downstairs there was a kitchen common to all lodgers, with free firing and a supply of cooking-pots, tea-basins, and toasting-forks.
  3. The act of adding fuel to a fire.
  4. The discharge of a gun or other weapon.
    • 1719, Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe, London: W. Taylor, p. 308,[3]
      [] they fir’d several Times, making other Signals for the Boat.
      At last, when all their Signals and Firings prov’d fruitless, and they found the Boat did not stir, we saw them by the Help of my Glasses, hoist another Boat out, and row towards the Shore []
    • 1940, Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls, London: Jonathan Cape, Chapter 43, p. 417,[4]
      He heard the firing and as he walked he felt it in the pit of his stomach as though it echoed on his own diaphragm.
  5. The dismissal of someone from a job.
    • 2016, Matthew d’Ancona, “Theresa May’s Shock Therapy,” The New York Times, 19 July, 2016,[5]
      Even the most seasoned analysts of British politics were struck by the brutality of Ms. May’s hirings and firings.
  6. Cauterization.

Derived terms

  • oil firing

Translations

Verb

firing

  1. present participle of fire

Anagrams

  • RIFing


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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